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Walnut Lane Bridge

 
 
Walnut Lane Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
1. Walnut Lane Bridge Marker
Inscription. When completed in 1908, it was significant for its early use of concrete in bridge construction and as the world’s largest concrete arch bridge. Reformers of the era praised its utility and design. Connecting Germantown and Roxborough, it reduced the travel time between the two neighborhoods from a half-day to minutes, and promoted business and social interaction. This engineering marvel remains a vital transportation artery for Philadelphia.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.89′ N, 75° 12.018′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Walnut Lane. Touch for map. SW side of bridge over Wissahickon Creek (Roxborough side). Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Walnut Lane Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kelpius Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forbidden Drive (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Germantown (approx. half a mile away); Ten Box Shelter (approx.
Walnut Lane Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
2. Walnut Lane Bridge Marker
half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Germantown (approx. half a mile away); The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown (approx. half a mile away); Rittenhouse Town (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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