Thirty-third Street Bridge in Philadelphia

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Thirty-third Street Bridge in Philadelphia
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The skewed brick ribs, looking west
Thirty-third Street Bridge in Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
Thirty-third Street Bridge in Philadelphia
Location US 13 (Thirty-third Street) over Master St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′42″N 75°11′22″W / 39.97833°N 75.18944°W / 39.97833; -75.18944Coordinates: 39°58′42″N 75°11′22″W / 39.97833°N 75.18944°W / 39.97833; -75.18944
Area less than one acre
Built 1901
Architectural style Single span stone skew arch
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000847[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The Thirty-third Street Bridge in Philadelphia carries Thirty-third Street (U.S. Route 13) over the former course of Master Street in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia, near Fairmount Park. The bridge was built in 1901 with an unusual skewed arch, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Ashlar, or dressed stone, covers the exterior of the arch, but the unusual skewed ribs are made of brick. The underpass is now inside an industrial area and normally closed even to foot traffic.The tracks of the former Pennsylvania Railroad are located just to the north and pass under a large modern bridge on Thirty-third Street.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ NRHP Nomination form

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