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Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Wissahickon Creek Viaduct, Spanning Wissahickon Creek, north of Ridge Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, Wissahickon Creek Viaduct, Spanning Wissahickon Creek, north of Ridge Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Summary

Significance: The Wissahickon Creek Viaduct marks the beginning of a resurgence in major stone arch bridge construction on American railroads after the panic of 1873.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N633
Survey number: HAER PA-36
Building/structure dates: 1881-1882 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1930 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Buchholz, C W
Nolan & Brothers Company
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Lorenz, William
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Borchers, Perry E, photographer
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
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Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States40.01528, -75.13119
Google Map of 40.0152766, -75.1311874
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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