Ben Franklin Bridge Rail Line – Philadelphia PA to Camden NJ

Description

In conjunction with what was known as the Ridge Avenue Connector, “the high speed electric rail transit line which connects the Ridge Avenue—Eighth Street—Locust Street Subway in Philadelphia with a terminal near the Broadway Station of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in Camden, is the largest of the completed Public Works Administration projects in Pennsylvania,” as of 1937. Work involved development of a rail line across what is now the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Source notes

The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Apr. 1, 1937 (pg. 20)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/10028437/ (accessed Dec. 25, 2017)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 16, 2015.

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Location Info


Ben Franklin Bridge
Philadelphia, PA

Coordinates: 39.952925, -75.134357

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