Old Iron Bridge Connecting Wyomissing and West Lawn

wyomissing - west lawn iron bridge

This iron bridge was on 422/Penn Ave connecting Wyomissing and West Lawn. It was built in 1926 and replaced an older, smaller iron bridge. That older bridge ended up being placed on the Horseshoe Trail at Scarlets Mill in Robeson Township after retiring from this spot. It was one of only two “overhead bowstring bridges” known to survive.*

Iron Bridge Penn Ave Wyomissing

There were railroad tracks for on the side from the era of the trolley.… Read Full Article

Boscov’s West Fire

In 1962, the company began its expansion program with the opening of an exciting, contemporary “Boscov’s West” in November, located at 3564 Penn Avenue in Sinking Spring/West Lawn.

 Boscov’s West caught on fire on November 20th, 1967 only 5 years after it had opened, and ironically the same exact day Boscov’s East, the newest venture was opened. It was determined to be started by an ember from the incinerator.… Read Full Article