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Wire Cable Suspension Bridge had French Accent

 Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge
Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge

This famous Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge was built by Charles Ellet, Jr. in Philadelphia in 1842. It was constructed upon the abutments of the Colossus Bridge which was built by Lewis Wernwag in 1812. The bridge’s span was 358 ft. and was the first major wire cable suspension bridge in the United States. It lasted until 1875 when it was replaced by a double-deck, rectangular-truss bridge by Jacob Hays Linville and the Keystone Bridge Company.

Charles Ellet, Jr.
Charles Ellet, Jr. 1810-1862