Strawberry Mansion Bridge
|Strawberry Mansion Bridge|
View from Kelly Drive
|Carries||Strawberry Mansion Drive|
|Crosses||Schuylkill River, Schuylkill River Trail, Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive|
|Locale||Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Official name||Strawberry Mansion Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Park Trolley Bridge|
|Total length||1,242.2 feet (378.6 m)|
|Width||80.0 feet (24.4 m): roadway, originally 40.0 feet (12.2 m)), currently 32.2 feet (9.8 m)); pedestrian walk 12.0 feet (3.7 m); former trolley right-of-way 28.0 feet (8.5 m)|
|Longest span||200.1 feet (61.0 m)|
|Opened||April 20, 1897, reopened 1995|
|Closed||1991-1995 for renovations|
|Daily traffic||14,500 (1996)|
It was built in 1896–1897 by the Phoenix Iron 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. Trolley service was discontinued in 1946.
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, while it was restored to its historical appearance.
As of 2010, the bridge remains in use, carrying vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- Historic Strawberry Mansion, from which the bridge takes its name
- 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"
- "Strawberry Mansion Bridge, Spanning Schuylkill River at Strawberry Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA". Loc.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "Strawberry Mansion Bridge". 39.995000;-75.195000: Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- 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
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