Walnut Lane Bridge

Walnut Lane Bridge (HM1JU8)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19119 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 1.974', W 75° 11.952'

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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.
HM NumberHM1JU8
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 483004 N 4431427
Decimal Degrees40.03290000, -75.19920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.974', W 75° 11.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 58.44" N, 75° 11' 57.12" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1044-1098 W Walnut Ln, Philadelphia PA 19119, US
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