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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tracks. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1887 Swinging
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA (Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tracks)
Bridgemeister ID:92
Structurae ID:0011000
Coordinates:N 40.3405 W 75.923638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:William Hildenbrand, John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Status:Dismantled, 1983
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
  • Dismantled 1983. One tower used in extant (2007) Workers Memorial Tower at Reading, PA.
  • The coordinates at right are for the original location of the bridge. The location of the Memorial is: Lat: 40.3245, Long: -075.9263
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg

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