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Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad, Bridge No. 3, Spanning Island Road, north of Elmwood Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad, Bridge No. 3, Spanning Island Road, north of Elmwood Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This arch span over Island Road is significant for its architectural detail, a whimsical interpretation of classical proportions in reinforced concrete. Its most remarkable features are balustrade panels depicting steam locomotives in stylized half-relief.
Survey number: HAER PA-548
Building/structure dates: 1913 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States39.92022, -75.23314
Google Map of 39.920217, -75.2331428
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