The Falls Bridge Over the Schuylkill


“The Falls Bridge: History and Structure”

by preservation engineer JUSTIN SPIVEY, PE, APT RP
Wednesday, December 9, 2020;  7:00 PM

The 1895 Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River, which connects the river drives, is much beloved by admirers of bridges everywhere. It will soon undergo major renovation. Justin Spivey is a preservation engineer with special expertise and interest in the Schuylkill River bridges. Please join us via Zoom to hear him speak about this iconic structure, and find out what makes is a Pratt through truss design, and more.

Access to the program will be made available through a link on the  EFHS website: It will be posted the day before the talk on December 8th.  The program is free.


Allegheny Portage Railroad

Join the Roebling Museum for a virtual lecture about the first place John A. Roebling tested his wire rope, the Allegheny Portage Railroad!

Thu, November 19, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Be virtually transported to another important Roebling historic site!

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains and used Roebling technology to do so. Join us to learn more about this remarkable historic treasure.

We will hear about the history and importance of this National Park site from Park Ranger Elizabeth Shope.

Follow this link to register.