Wannamaker Bridge

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Wannamaker Bridge

Description

Today, the Wannamaker road bridge over Darby Creek connects Tinicum Township and Prospect Park. The location originally was the site of the Morris Ferry, with plans for the bridge beginning in 1847.

Files

Hints of Bribery on County Bridge

Hints of Bribery on County Bridge

Regarding the construction of a bascule bridge between Tinicum Township and Prospect Park, a civil engineer recounts an exchange involving $3000 to acquire influence with local commissioners. The current bridge connecting the two boroughs at Wanamaker Ave was not built until 1930.


Excerpt from "A Trip From Philadelphia to Tinicum"

Excerpt from "A Trip From Philadelphia to Tinicum"

This passage describes the Morton property and residence, where the Morris Ferry operated.


Excerpt from "The Buried Past"

Excerpt from "The Buried Past"

An excerpt from "The Buried Past" describes the Ferry operation over Darby Creek.


Excerpt from "American Swedish Historical Foundation"

Excerpt from "American Swedish Historical Foundation"

A description of the Morris Ferry appeared in a 1956 publication from the American Swedish Historical Foundation.


An Act providing for the erection of a bridge over Darby creek, in Delaware county

An Act providing for the erection of a bridge over Darby creek, in Delaware county

An 1847 Act authorized the erection of a bridge over Darby creek "at or near Morris' ferry."


Citation

“Wannamaker Bridge ,” Schuylkill River & Urban Waters Research Corps Archive, accessed October 22, 2018, http://schuylkillcorps.org/items/show/141.

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