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Connecting Railway, Schuylkill River Bridge, Spanning Schuylkill River, north of Girard Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Wilson, John A
Shand, Alexander C
Seabrook, Thomas
Eyre Shoemaker, Incorporated
Reiter, Curtis & Hill
Connecting Railway
Pennsylvania Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Fairmount Park Commission
Brann & Stuart
Eakins, Thomas
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Borchers, Perry E, photographer
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States40.01528, -75.13119
Google Map of 40.0152766, -75.1311874


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