West River Drive Bridge

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West River Drive Bridge
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The lower bridge is the West River Drive Bridge, seen from the Art Museum Drive.
Coordinates 39°57′52″N 75°11′02″W / 39.96449°N 75.18389°W / 39.96449; -75.18389Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 75°11′02″W / 39.96449°N 75.18389°W / 39.96449; -75.18389
Carries West River Drive
Crosses Schuylkill River, Schuylkill River Trail
Locale Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Official name West River Drive Bridge
Other name(s) Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Bridge
Owner Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Maintained by PennDOT
ID number 677301025000120
Design girder
Material steel, concrete
Total length 701.1 feet
Width 36.1 feet
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
Opened 1966
BH 45725 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

The West River Drive Bridge is a steel girder bridge built in 1966 over the Schuylkill River on West River Drive (since renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation owns and maintains the bridge.[1] The western end of this bridge is upstream from the western end of the Spring Garden Street Bridge, but the eastern end of this bridge is downstream from the eastern end of the Spring Garden Street Bridge.

See also[edit]

West River Drive Bridge, looking west.


  1. ^ "West River Drive Bridge". Historic Bridges of the United States. James Baughn. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-08-23.