Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1871 Phoenix Column Bridge
This Phoenix Column bridge was constructed in 1871 as a link between the Phoenix Iron Company buildings. It was also used as a "sample bridge” so that officials from various places visiting the Phoenix Bridge Company could see what their own bridge would look like when the parts were ordered from the company's catalogue. The Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation sponsored the restoration of the bridge in 2002.
Caption: This photograph is reproduced here with permission granted by the Schuykill River Heritage Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 40° 8.132′ N, 75° 31.039′ W. Marker is in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. The marker is located along the Schuylkill River Trail across from the historic Phoenixville Foundry Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundry Building (within shouting distance of this Phoenix Iron & Steel Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Phoenix Iron Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenixville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2022, by Pete Skillman of Townsend, Delaware. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.