Falls Bridge Construction Photos

  After the sixth bridge spanning the connecting East Falls to West Fairmount Park collapsed in 1893, the city’s chief engineer and surveyor, George S. Webster designed a pin-connected Petit thru truss — a durable subdesign of the Pratt Truss — to hopefully span the Schuylkill for the last time.   As you can see from Webster and James Windrim’s […]

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