Ridge Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia

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Ridge Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
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Ridge Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
Ridge Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
Location Ridge Ave. over Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°0′53″N 75°12′26″W / 40.01472°N 75.20722°W / 40.01472; -75.20722Coordinates: 40°0′53″N 75°12′26″W / 40.01472°N 75.20722°W / 40.01472; -75.20722
Area less than one acre
Built 1888
Architectural style Multi-span stone arch
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000852[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The Ridge Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia is a historic bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A triple-span stone arch bridge built in 1888, it carries Ridge Avenue over the Wissahickon Creek. It is the last crossing of the creek before it empties into the Schuylkill River. Four other stone arch bridges cross the Wissahickon.[2] The 119.1-ft-long bridge was rehabilitated in 1954.

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Stone Arch Bridges". Bridges. Friends of the Wissahickon. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Listing at Historic Bridges of the U.S.