South Street Bridge
Seven cars on a CSX freight train from Chicago to Philadelphia derailed early Monday morning in the area of the South Street Bridge, prompting a shutdown of a stretch of the Schuylkill Expressway.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 18-year-old Ariel Manuel Martinez-Colon who suffers from schizophrenia and depression.
The South Street Bridge is back in business, connecting center city with University City
Three alleged vandals are in state police custody awaiting various charges after they were caught in the process of allegedly preparing to target the newly opened South Street bridge with spray paint.
After two years of construction – some of it plagued by problems – Philadelphia’s new South Street bridge will open this Saturday.
“(The previous) bridge was actually a poster child for government failure,” said deputy mayor Rina Cutler.