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Cobbs Creek Park Footpath Bridge

Photos 

Cobbs Creek Footbridge

Photo from gophilly

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #489242

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Facts 

Overview
Lenticular pony truss bridge over Cobbs Creek on Footpath
Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95188, -75.25164   (decimal degrees)
39°57'07" N, 75°15'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/478504/4422447 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 22, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added type and builder.
  • January 22, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Nathan Holth
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Cobbs Creek Park Footpath Bridge
Posted June 19, 2021, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I visited this bridge recently and was surprised to see that it did not appear to be a recently relocated bridge as is the case in many parks. I am wondering if this bridge is in its original location. The bridge is behind the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, and the staff there had no knowledge of its history or significance. Cobbs Creek Park was established in 1911 and the bridge is at least 15-20 years older than that. There were mills along the creek in the 19th Century and this bridge could have been a main thoroughfare.

Cobbs Creek Footbridge
Posted January 22, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thanks Geoff, its fixed now!

Cobbs Creek Footbridge
Posted January 22, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

The later post is the correct location, I'll try to delete the first one.

Cobbs Creek Footbridge
Posted January 22, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, it appears this extremely rare lenticular pony truss has slipped under the radar all these years!