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
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