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PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad, Waterfront Belt Line
View of the Waterfront Belt Line ROW along Mehring Way, passing under the Roebling Suspension Bridge, looking west. As the riverfront was redeveloped first for the construction of Ft. Washington Way in the late 1950's and early 1960's, and later for Riverfront Stadium, Sawyer Point, and various other projects since then, the rail line has been gradually squeezed out. Here it was pushed right up to the edge of the river, and here its route is used for sidewalk. The white railings on the left are an example of its existance. It was abandoned in approximately 1983, but the tracks remained until construction of Paul Brown Stadium. This is now part of Smale Riverfront Park and Mehring Way no longer goes under the bridge here.
Date: 07-06-2008 | File Name: 0015_DSC_0660.jpg