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McAvoy Lane Overpass

Photos 

McAvoy Lane Bridge -- Winter 2006

Side view

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #151352

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Norfolk Southern (Former Reading Railroad) on McAvoy Lane leading to McAvoy Brick Co
Location
Phoenixville (Schuylkill Township), Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Limited to work-crew traffic, its illegal to cross it otherwise
History
Appears to have been built to give acess to McAvoy Brick Co from Rt. 23
Railroad
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.12187, -75.47214   (decimal degrees)
40°07'19" N, 75°28'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/459769/4441390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Forge
Inventory number
BH 43827 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated status
  • January 9, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added GPS cords
  • January 2, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added Warren Pony Truss (Thanks to Todd of Bridgemapper.com) & Phoenixville (Schuylkill Twp) PA to City
  • January 1, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Added. Private steel bridge for McAvoy Brick Co near Drummers Lane South of Phoenixville, PA

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net

Comments 

McAvoy Lane Bridge -- Phoenixville (Schuylkill Twp) PA
Posted August 3, 2012, by jas (jasenat [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i grew up there. spent lots of time sitting on bridge watching the trains. it was a phoenixville mailing address with our boxes a mile out that dirt road acrossed from the bull tavern parking lot n the pay phone that stood there. not only did the bridge lead to brick company but a dump where we took our trash but later was closed by the state. the bridge has been repaired since the land was sold n houses were built. still a great place to grow up!!!

McAvoy Lane Bridge -- Phoenixville (Schuylkill Twp) PA
Posted December 4, 2010, by Leonard F. Shaner, Jr. (Conrail6370 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Although this is near Phoenixville, this area is known as Pawlings and it's a Valley Forge mailing address.

McAvoy Lane Bridge -- Phoenixville (Schuylkill Twp) PA
Posted April 16, 2010, by Anonymous

Location: 4007'18.5"N 7528'19.5"W

Not sure about the "Phoenixville (Schuylkill Twp)" part. This is in Schuylkill Township, well outside the boundaries of Phoenixville Borough. Although it is probably serviced by the Phoenixville post office. "Bull Tavern" would be the closest "town" on the map.