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B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge

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B Street over Conrail (Richmond Branch) Bridge

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BH Photo #455361

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Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Conrail (Richmond Br) on "B" & Somerset Sts
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1985
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 111.9 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99180, -75.12690   (decimal degrees)
39°59'30" N, 75°07'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/489166/4426854 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,400
Inventory numbers
PANBI 39202 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 86544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 30, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

That is true, but I am not much of a follower of those older films like that.

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

films are an excellent source of unintentional documentation of bridges and buildings. they have also given fame to some bridges and buildings. especially in the early 20th century very few people had cameras of any kind. silent films contain rare images from that era that you wont be able to find anywhere else

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

There is no category for bridges that have found their way into cinema, TV shows, or video games. I think categories for those bridge would be great for the site

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

id still mention the fact that its part of the most iconic scene for Rocky or put it under a category that it was filmed in a movie if there is a category for that

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I got what I could added, as I WON'T add a still from the movie, as that is a direct copyright violation. But then again, it might be one the few places you can find pictures is stills of the Rocky movies sadly due to the newspaper archives from Philadelphia seemingly ignoring the bridge or only having archives that are searchable to 1977.

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

i live in texas and never been to Phila. i mainly want to go to check out the USS Constitution and the bridges. i was going to let you add the bridge since you found it. im surprised too but a lot of things hide in plain sight sometimes and its been gone since the 70s.

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I thought it was identical, but wasn't sure as I'm no expert on Philadelphia history. I think this is warranted of adding and it is beyond strange that it wasn't already, considering its place in cinematic history.

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

i checked up on your image and that big building in the back is identical. also the smaller building with the white border around the windows has been painted red. also this article i clipped proves your speculations https://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/09/18/rocky-training-run...

B Street over Conrail (Richmond Br) Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I don't know, but I think this bridge replaced a Pratt truss that Rocky ran across during the "Gonna Fly Now" montage in Rocky II.