Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dead-Ass Proposal of the Week-- March 12th

Powelton Avenue Bridge

Spanning the Powelton Yards and Schuylkill River at Powelton Avenue

Where it would be if it was ever built. Original aerial from Google.
             Ya know, its one thing to have a Dead-Ass Proposal that was active for 5, 10, or even 20 years. That's shitty in itself. But a Dead-Ass Proposal brought up again and again and AGAIN over the course of nearly 90 years? That rigoddamndiculous!!!! Well that's this one. This bridge proposal was attempted numerous times in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and failed every last time. This is the Powelton Avenue Bridge.
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  1. My good man, does this Powelton bridge have anything to do with the two supports on the east side of the river? After years of seeing them and finding no explanation, I had given up until I saw that your orange-line drawing looks to cross right over them. I would sleep so much better at night with a better idea of what the hell these brick shit piles were meant for