Strawberry Mansion Bridge
|Strawberry Mansion Bridge|
View from Kelly Drive
|Official name||Strawberry Mansion Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Park Trolley Bridge|
|Carries||Strawberry Mansion Drive|
|Crosses||Schuylkill River, Schuylkill River Trail, Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive|
|Locale||Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Total length||1,242.2 feet (378.6 m)|
|Width||32.2 feet (9.8 m)|
|Longest span||200.1 feet (61.0 m)|
|Opened||April 20, 1897|
|Daily traffic||14,500 (1996)|
It was built in 1896–1897 by the Phoenix Bridge Company, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, under private ownership by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company, which operated trolleys over the bridge, with pedestrian and carriage lanes on the north side.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission designated the bridge as a historic structure on September 7, 1978.
From 1991 to 1995, the bridge was closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as it was restored to its historical appearance.
As of 2010, the bridge is still in use, carrying vehicular and pedestrian traffic, but trolley service stopped in 1946.
- Historic Strawberry Mansion
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
- List of crossings of the Schuylkill River
- Article at "Workshop of the World"
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. PA-1669, "Strawberry Mansion Bridge", 3 photos, 1 color transparency, 3 photo caption pages
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-92, "Strawberry Mansion Bridge", 6 photos, 1 color transparency, 10 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- Listing and photographs at BridgeHunter.com