South Street Bridge (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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South Street Bridge
Philadelphia South Street Bridge.jpg
South Street Bridge with FMC Tower in the background
Coordinates39°56′30″N 75°11′52″W / 39.94167°N 75.19778°W / 39.94167; -75.19778 (South Street Bridge)Coordinates: 39°56′30″N 75°11′52″W / 39.94167°N 75.19778°W / 39.94167; -75.19778 (South Street Bridge)
CarriesSouth Street
CrossesSchuylkill River
LocalePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Official nameSouth Street Bridge
OwnerCity of Philadelphia
Maintained byDriscoll Construction Company, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Materialsteel, concrete
Height1,096 feet (334 m)
DesignerH2L2 Architects/Planners, LLC
Constructed byDriscoll Construction Company, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Construction start1920

The South Street Bridge is a bridge that was reconstructed in 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The original South Street Bridge was a crumbling bridge dating back to 1920 that from 2003 to 2006 until its closure in 2009, pieces of concrete would fall into the Schuylkill River and onto the Schuylkill Expressway. The original bridge was completely torn down and replaced by November 6, 2010.[1][2]

Architectural features[edit]

The South Street Bridge is notable landmark in Philadelphia as drivers along the Schuylkill Expressway can see images on its "glowing mesh". Bruce Chamberlain said that the mesh "... gave the bridge a soft glow at night, while maintaining the openness desired by the design team and community." [3] Stimulus funding is also going to attach a "boardwalk" to this bridge from Locust Street.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "After Two Years, South Street Bridge Re-Opens To Traffic". CBS Philly. 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ Braxton, Monique (6 Nov 2010). "South Street Bridge Reopens". NBC 10. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "South Street Bridge".
  4. ^ "Boardwalk and South Street Ramp".