SIA Philadelphia Car Barn Tour:
Newkirk Viaduct Monument
The 1838 completion of the Newkirk
Viaduct gave the PW&B access to Philadelphia.
Matthew Newkirk was president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore
At first, horses pulled trains over the viaduct
for fear that sparks from steam locomotives would set fire to it.
Update 2016: The Newkirk Monument has been moved. Read all about it at Hidden City Daily.
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