West Wyomissing Foot Bridge

In West Wyomissing, there used to be a pedestrian footbridge that connected Morewood Avenue to Penn Avenue. It was built by the Reading Railroad to help commuters who lived in West Wyo to get to the trolly lines on Penn Ave easily. On the West Wyomissing side, it sat behind the Franklin D. Roosevelt bust on top of what looks like a fireplace. While the bridge no longer remains, the FDR statue is still standing to this day. It’s origins are largely unknown, but you can read a little more about the statue here.

 

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Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

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