Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Trail/NS/Pennsy Bridge over Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA

(Bridge Hunter3D Satellite)

It also crosses Manayunk Canal, which went around Flat Rock Dam.

Robert Wanner posted
OK, it's a SEPTA ex-RDG Blueliner special train. But it's crossing the Scuylkill River into Manayunk on the former Pennsylvania Railroad bridge. Now a walk and bike trail void of railroad tracks, at one time it was what may be considered the Gateway to the Schuylkill Valley for the PRR as it made it's way Westward from the Bala and 52nd Street areas. Up and over the hill by the huge cemetery. Slide taken in 1985 or 86 by Robert Wanner.
Greg Murray commented on Robert's posting
The PRR ran 4910 and 4913 over that bridge in 1950 taking a trainload of Boy Scouts to a Jamboree at Valley Forge. Photo from Don Ball’s PRR in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Street View
Library Co. of Philadelphia
View looks southeast towards Manayunk from Green Lane, with the Green Lane automobile bridge in foreground and Pencoyd Viaduct behind, ca. 1930.

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