Item No: pdcl00185
Title: Market Street Bridge and the Schuylkill River
Additional Title: Market Street Bridge and the Schuylkill River, 1900
Print and Picture Collection
"This view along the Schuylkill River toward the southwest shows the principal bridges leading from Center City into the West Philadelphia area. At the upper left is architect Frank Furness' towered B. & O. Railroad Station at the east end of the Chestnut Street Bridge. It was just about here that John Fitch launched his experimental steamboat in 1785, carrying twenty passengers downstream to Gray's Ferry, about twelve miles distant."--OPEP, p. 191.
Aerial view of Market Street Bridge, on foreground, also Chestnut Street Bridge, Walnut Street Bridge, and in the background, South Street Bridge, over the Schuylkill River. Trolley cars, horse-drawn carriages and carts on street. Trolley tracks, utility poles and people on street and sidewalks. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station visible next to Chestnut Bridge.
Reprinted in: Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914/edited by Robert F. Looney. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.