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 Railroad.
At first, horses pulled trains over the viaduct
for fear that sparks from steam locomotives would set fire to it. 1

Joel Spivak collection

Update 2016: The Newkirk Monument has been moved. Read all about it at Hidden City Daily.

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