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Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Lift Bridge, Mouth of Reserve Basin, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Lift Bridge, Mouth of Reserve Basin, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Significance: Planned as part of the pre-WWII enlargement of the shipyard in support of a two-ocean navy, the bridge was built to provide direct vehicular and rail access to the western portion of the Navy Yard. As part of a western access route to the base, the bridge helped to reduce wartime traffic congestion at the main gate on Broad Street. It is significant as a key element of the infrastructure improvements made during the pre-WWII build-up at the Navy Yard.
Survey number: HAER PA-387-AC

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States39.89484, -75.16101
Google Map of 39.8948352, -75.1610111
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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