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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1809 Schuylkill Falls
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Schuylkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:9
Structurae ID:0008053
References:AAJ, BBR, BPL, CAB, DSE20000118, HBE, PTS2
Principals:John Templeman
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 153f
Deck width:18f
  • Failed 1811, 1816. HBE notes the 1811 was due to weight of cattle. The 1816 failure was due to weight of ice and snow.

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