The Top 12 Longest Bridges Across the State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to some impressively long bridges, with the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project soon adding another to the list. The new bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River will span 4,545 feet, making it one of the state’s longest. Here’s a look at where it ranks among Pennsylvania’s longest bridges:

12. Harvey Taylor Bridge

The Harvey Taylor Bridge spans 4,219 feet across the Susquehanna River, connecting Harrisburg and Lemoyne.

11. Queen Village Bridge

This bridge, carrying Interstate 95 through the Queen Village section of Philadelphia, measures 4,418 feet in length.

10. Neville Island Bridge

The Neville Island Bridge is a 4,544-foot tied-arch bridge that carries Interstate 79 over the Ohio River and Neville Island near Pittsburgh. The new Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge will surpass it by just one foot.

9. Girard Point Bridge

This double-decker bridge spans 5,167 feet, carrying Interstate 95 over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

8. George Wade Bridge

The George Wade Bridge, stretching 5,188 feet, carries Interstate 81 over the Susquehanna River, linking Dauphin and Cumberland counties.

7. Delaware Expressway Bridge

This bridge spans 5,191 feet, carrying Interstate 95 over the CSX Rail Yard in Philadelphia.

6. Wright’s Ferry Bridge

Wright’s Ferry Bridge, at 5,640 feet, carries U.S. Route 30 over the Susquehanna River, connecting Lancaster and York counties.

5. Susquehanna River Bridge

This Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge spans 5,981 feet, crossing the Susquehanna River between Dauphin and York counties.

4. Arch to University Avenue Bridge

Measuring 6,162 feet, this bridge carries the Schuylkill Expressway over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

3. Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge

The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1929, stretches 6,657 feet across the Susquehanna River, connecting Lancaster and York counties.

2. Delaware River Turnpike Bridge

This bridge, built in 1956, spans 6,751 feet, carrying Interstate 276 over the Delaware River from Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, to Burlington Township, New Jersey. It is jointly owned by the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

1. George Platt Memorial Bridge

The George Platt Memorial Bridge is Pennsylvania’s longest, at 8,780 feet. This truss bridge, opened in 1951, carries state Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) over the Schuylkill River in southwest Philadelphia. It is named in honor of George Crawford Platt, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.

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