Connecting Railway, Schuylkill River Bridge, Spanning Schuylkill River, north of Girard Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
See also HABS PA-6213 for additional documentation. Includes photographs.
See also HAER PA-71 for related documentation. Includes photographs.
Significance: Completed in 1867, the Connecting Railway's Schuylkill River bridge forms an important link in a direct rail route between West Philadelphia and New York City. The Pennsylvania Railroad maintained its original appearance during an early twentieth-century reconstruction, using stone arch construction despite the growing popularity of reinforced concrete. The bridge is located in Fairmount Park, a National Register-listed historic district.
Survey number: HAER PA-37
Building/structure dates: 1866-1867 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1873 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1897 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1912-1915 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72001151