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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Skew Bridge

 
 
Skew Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
1. Skew Bridge Marker
Inscription. Regarded best example of skew bridge in U.S. Designed by Richard Osborn for the P & R Railroad in 1857. Each course of the arch of 40 feet is laid in ellipsoidal curve, each stone properly curved. There is no keystone.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.559′ N, 75° 55.543′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on North 6th Street at railroad bridge. Click for map. The marker is near Woodward Street. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wallace Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wallace Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Strong (approx. half a mile away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (approx. half a mile away); Col. Conrad Weiser (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Bodo Otto (approx. half a mile away); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Reading.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Skew Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
2. Skew Bridge
Skew Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 14, 2015
3. Skew Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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