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Title: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: MCRoads on August 12, 2019, 03:47:21 PM
OK, so there is some remnants of a bridge just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge, seems like it might have connected market street from Philly to Camden. Google link:

https://goo.gl/maps/axpfUSyNbm2yp38K9
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: BrianP on August 12, 2019, 04:14:56 PM
That's the never finished Camden-Philadelphia Aerial Tram Project.
https://www.nj.com/traffic/2015/09/6_huge_nj_transportation_projects_that_never_got_built.html
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: Beltway on August 13, 2019, 12:14:18 AM
That's the never finished Camden-Philadelphia Aerial Tram Project.
https://www.nj.com/traffic/2015/09/6_huge_nj_transportation_projects_that_never_got_built.html

That would have crossed the river?  High enough the clear the navigational channel?

The Ben Franklin Bridge has 135 feet of vertical navigational clearance.
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: MCRoads on August 13, 2019, 12:16:04 AM
how tf was that supposed to work??
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: SteveG1988 on August 14, 2019, 12:40:28 PM
how tf was that supposed to work??

Tall towers ontop of the piers, approach wiring, etc.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pfEoS_MQelY/ToNvM8mOzDI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/EDuwSHO3P50/s1600/tram%2Brender%2Bdetailed.jpg)

Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: J3ebrules on August 14, 2019, 02:48:15 PM
OK, so there is some remnants of a bridge just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge, seems like it might have connected market street from Philly to Camden. Google link:

https://goo.gl/maps/axpfUSyNbm2yp38K9

Iíve lived in the Philly metro area for about 20 years and just learned today, because of this, what the Pennís Landing Pi is....
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: BrianP on August 14, 2019, 03:04:25 PM
I think I heard about it here:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=12416.msg2119476#msg2119476
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: SteveG1988 on August 18, 2019, 02:08:58 PM
Yeah, the project is probably stalled forever, and the pier will probably stay there until it causes an issue, or has an issue that could hurt someone.
Title: Re: Bridge (?) Remnants Just South of Ben Franklin Bridge
Post by: epzik8 on August 27, 2019, 02:10:26 PM
how tf was that supposed to work??

Tall towers ontop of the piers, approach wiring, etc.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pfEoS_MQelY/ToNvM8mOzDI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/EDuwSHO3P50/s1600/tram%2Brender%2Bdetailed.jpg)
Gotta love gondolas!