Tacony Palmyra Bridge under construction

Historical Images of Philadelphia Charles Higgins Negatives
Tacony Palmyra Bridge under construction

Item Info

Item No: pdch00077
Title: Tacony Palmyra Bridge under construction
Historic Street Address: Pennsylvania Route 73
Historic Street Address: Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Media Type: Glass Plate Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Under Construction, June 1928"

This June 1928 image shows construction workers on one of the piers in the early stages of construction for the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. The undertaking would eventually provide a traffic highway bridge, connecting the Tacony section of Northeast Philadelphia with Palmyra, NJ.  Begun in February 1928 and completed and opened on August 14, 1929, the bridge replaced the ferry service that operated there since 1922.  It was designed by Rudolph Modjeski, who also designed the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  It was built by the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Company, but was acquired twenty years later by its present owners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission.

Creation Year: 1928
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.042739
Geocode Latitude:40.011844

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer