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33rd Street Bridge


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BH Photo #190853

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From HAER: This single-span skew arch culvert features brick ribs, semi-counsel squared stone masonry spandrel walls, and ashlar voussoirs. It was built to provide access to important water mains and is skewed due to a bend in Philadelphia's 33rd Street, which runs above it. The culvert is an integral part of a large retaining wall and abutment complex that comprises two bridges along 33rd Street. The bridges were erected to offer convenient access between North and West Philadelphia, and to provide a decorative gateway to the eastern edge of Fairmount Park.


Stone arch bridge over (previously) Master Street on 33rd Street, Rt. 13
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1901
Single span stone skew arch
Span length: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Master Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97847, -75.18955   (decimal degrees)
39°58'42" N, 75°11'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/483814/4425384 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
PA 67 0013 0100 1237 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 47389 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 59 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Helicoidal Arch"
  • March 7, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • April 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "HAER documented"
  • April 27, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description
  • October 24, 2011: Photos imported by James Baughn
  • December 26, 2010: Added by Jodi Christman


  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER PA-463 - Brick Arch Culvert over Master Street, Spanning dirt slope of Master Street at Thirty-third Street (U.S. Route 13), Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com