John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge

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John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge
Phila JFK Boulevard Bridge01.jpg
John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, with 30th Street Station and the Cira Centre
Coordinates 39°57′20″N 75°10′48″W / 39.95545°N 75.18000°W / 39.95545; -75.18000Coordinates: 39°57′20″N 75°10′48″W / 39.95545°N 75.18000°W / 39.95545; -75.18000
Carries PA 3 westbound (John F. Kennedy Boulevard)
Crosses Schuylkill River, CSX Transportation tracks, Schuylkill River Trail[1]
Locale Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Official name John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge
Other name(s) JFK Boulevard Bridge, Pennsylvania Boulevard Bridge
Owner Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Maintained by PennDOT
ID number 670095015000000
Characteristics
Design girder and floorbeam system
Material steel
Total length 487.9 feet
Width 47.9 feet
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
History
Constructed by PennDOT
Construction end 1959
Opened 1959, reconstructed 2009
Statistics
Daily traffic 2,629 as of 2009
BH 45857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

The John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge was built in 1959 and reconstructed 2009 by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. It carries three lanes (two lanes westbound, one lane eastbound) of John F. Kennedy Boulevard (known as Pennsylvania Boulevard until 1963) across the Schuylkill River, Schuylkill River Trail, and CSX Transportation tracks.[1]

John F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, looking west towards the 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre on the right.

See also[edit]

List of crossings of the Schuylkill River

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JFK Boulevard Bridge, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania". Historic Bridges of the United States. James Baughn. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-08-18. Girder bridge over Schuylkill River;CSX, on JFK Boulevard