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Upper Ferry Floating Bridge

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Upper Ferry Floating Bridge

Abraham Sheridan’s floating bridge and ferry was featured in an article in the Massachusetts Magazine (September 1792) entitled “Description of the UPPER FERRY, on the River Schuylkill, near the city of Philadelphia.”

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #473945

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Description 

Abraham Sheridan’s floating bridge and ferry was featured in an article in the Massachusetts Magazine (September 1792) entitled “Description of the UPPER FERRY, on the River Schuylkill, near the city of Philadelphia.”

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Schuylkill River on Spring Garden Street
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by Wernwag's Collossus
History
Built pre 1792
Builder
- Abraham Sheridan
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96376, -75.18298   (decimal degrees)
39°57'50" N, 75°10'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/484372/4423751 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com