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Pencoyd Bridge

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Pencoyd Bridge

Photo taken by Mick Ricereto

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

View this photo at mickricereto.wordpress.com

BH Photo #455363

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Trail - formerly Pencoyd Iron Works
Location
Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians and Royal Athena residents only
History
Built 1900
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Philadelphia & Reading Railway (1896-1923) (P&R)
- Rail-to-trail
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01655, -75.21339   (decimal degrees)
40°00'60" N, 75°12'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/481789/4429615 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 1, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added railroad info.
  • August 30, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Luke

Comments 

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 5, 2019, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It looks like something that goes under the bridge.You can see it in the first bridge picture above, too.

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 5, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From a street view of the west end of the bridge I believe the pieces are from the Pencoyd works which appear to be in the process of disassembly.

https://goo.gl/maps/5NkSjapTCEaQRJeV6

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 4, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Any time I see a heap of metal, I question it. The wife sez I got bridge-on-the-brain. Of course, she can't see a low-land stream in the middle of a wooded area and not wonder if something is hiding in it.

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 4, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mike,curiosity got the best of me.That's why I asked.

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 4, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Could it possibly be a deck truss? Prob not even bridge related

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted September 4, 2019, by Daniel

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0162034,-75.2121102,3a,75y,3... a bit closer of a look at whatever's in the parking lot.

Pencoyd Bridge
Posted August 31, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

While looking at the street view on this bridge I saw what looked to me to be parts of a bridge in the adjoining parking lot and also parts of a possible bridge on a trailer.Maybe somebody can take a look and let me know if i'm right.When looking at the bridge on street view pan the view to the left and you'll see what I mean.