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Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, Foot of Sixth Street at Schuylkill River (formerly spanned Philadelphia & Reading main line at Reading Depot), Reading, Berks County, PA

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, Foot of Sixth Street at Schuylkill River (formerly spanned Philadelphia & Reading main line at Reading Depot), Reading, Berks County, PA

 
 
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Summary

See also HAER PA-121 for related documentation. Includes photographs.
Significance: The Philadelphia & Reading Railroad's pedestrian suspension bridge was typical of short spans produced by the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, a major designer and builder of suspension bridges in the U.S. Although the bridge was partially demolished in 1983, one tower was relocated to a county park, where it now stands as a state civil engineering landmark.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N585
Survey number: HAER PA-120
Building/structure dates: 1886-1887 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hildenbrand, William (Wilhelm)
John A. Roebling's Sons Com pany
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
American Society of Civil Engineers, Reading Branch
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Empire Wrecking Company
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Barrett, William Edmund, photographer
Lowe, Jet, photographer
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Location

Reading (Pa.)40.33565, -75.92687
Google Map of 40.3356483, -75.9268747
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