The Strawberry Mansion Bridge spans the Schuylkill River. Built more than a century ago to accommodate trolley traffic, it fell into decline when the trolley tracks were removed after WWII. Completely renovated from 1998 to 2000, it now serves light vehicular traffic and provides two pedestrian and equestrian esplanades where the old trolley tracks used to be.

The Strawberry Mansion Bridge spans 1240 feet. The northside and southside esplanades combined are 39 feet wide. The decking was manufactured into large deck panels installed over 2 inch by 2 inch steel grid. This project was one of the first large scale uses of FSC® certified tropical hardwood in the USA. Two species of hardwood, curupau and ipe, were used interchangeably.

IA Construction

City of Philadelphia Bridge Department

Species: Ipé, Curupau
Date: 1998-1999
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