Passyunk Avenue Bridge

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Passyunk Avenue Bridge
Coordinates 39°55′12″N 75°12′07″W / 39.920°N 75.202°W / 39.920; -75.202Coordinates: 39°55′12″N 75°12′07″W / 39.920°N 75.202°W / 39.920; -75.202
Crosses Schuylkill River
Locale Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ID number NBI Structure Number: 673019007000000
Design Double leaf bascule bridge
Total length 2,240.2 feet (682.8 m)
Width 74.1 feet (22.6 m)
Opened 1983

The Passyunk Avenue Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge spanning the Schuylkill River between the South Philadelphia and the Southwest Philadelphia sections of Philadelphia.[1]

The current bridge was completed in 1983. It was constructed on an alignment slightly to the north of its predecessor, a 2-lane double-leaf bascule bridge dating to 1911.

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  1. ^ Steffe, Michael J. (1994-04-26). "UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE Paul Philippe Cret, architect". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-07-10. The much more recent Passyunk Avenue Bridge, and the University Avenue Bridge remain the only two extant double leaf bascule type drawbridges on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.