An often unheralded aspect of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the spectacular bridges that cross the Susquehanna River. All of these bridges were major engineering feats when they were built and are very long.
A bench view of the bridges over the Susquehanna River
Bridges over Susquehanna River
An often unheralded aspect of Harrisburg is the spectacular bridges that cross the Susquehanna River. All of these bridges were major engineering feats when they were built and are very long.
Harrisburg – Bridges on Susquehanna River
Harrisburg – Market Street Bridge Panorama
The Walnut Street Bridge is one of about nine bridges on the Susquehanna River. Although it doesn’t fully cross the river, it still is one of the longest and most popular pedestrian bridges in the country. Its still-intact eastern spans have been lined with lights and the steel frame has been painted a luscious blue color. The bridge is also listed in the National Registrar of Historic places and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Historic Bridge Journal. Today, it is the oldest surviving bridge (in near original condition) over the Susquehanna and is an important cultural icon for the people of Harrisburg.
Harrisburg – Walnut Street Bridge
Built in 1928, the Market Street Bridge is a stone arch bridge that spans the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg – Market Street Bridge on Susquehanna River
Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania has over a dozen large bridges, many up to a mile long, that cross the Susquehanna River.
Harrisburg on Susquehanna River