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Tacony-Palmyra Bridge


Tacony - Palmyra Bridge

Open for traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #272349

Street Views 




Steel arch and double-leaf bascule bridge over Delaware River on NJ/PA 73
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Burlington County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1929
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Chief Engineer)
Steel tied-arch and double-leaf bascule
Length of largest span: 537.1 ft.
Total length: 3,659.3 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01167, -75.04333   (decimal degrees)
40°00'42" N, 75°02'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/496301/4429053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 9991 0015 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2022: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • August 28, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 13, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • January 3, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 28, 2013: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 19, 2011: New Street View added by Stephen Greer
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth


  • Nathan Holth
  • Stephen Greer
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Douglas Butler
  • Geoff Hubbs


Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now that a traffic light has been installed, vehicles will no longer need to stop at the electrical sign and vehicles will now only stop at the drawbridge gates.

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted December 28, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Absolutely ridiculous. Public walkway. Photography is legal in such a location. Any police order to delete photos is actually illegal... for the cops. If they forced you to delete photos I believe you could technically file a lawsuit. Funny, I had police harassment in New York City area in October also, with PANYNJ police telling me I couldn't photo the Goethals bridge. Don't these east coast cops have anything better to do?

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted July 5, 2011, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Wikipedia article has a good photo of the bridge.

Another article, this one by Burlington county. Includes photos and history.


Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Posted May 22, 2008, by Bill Flis (flis [at] detk [dot] com)