Pedestrian Suspension Bridge
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, Foot of Sixth Street at Schuylkill River (formerly, Reading, Berks County, PA. Black and white photos on 4x5 film for the Historic American Engineering Record. Created by William Barrett.
Bridge initial construction in 1886 The 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.
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