The crumbling CSX train bridge that crosses the Schuylkill into South Philly and runs down 25th Street proved how hazardous it is yesterday when hundreds of pieces of concrete fell onto Washington Avenue.
Neighbors have been complaining about the bridge for years and NBC 10 reported today that just last week Councilman Kenyatta Johnson raised concerns about the bridge. Says the network:
Armand Salloum, who owns a business along 25th Street, says he’s been clearing falling debris from the bridge for the past three decades. He also claims the conditions have only worsened in recent years.
“Everybody who sees this bridge is always afraid of it,” Salloum said. “Our customers come by and they say, ‘Oh my God.’” … ”This is concrete we’re dealing with,” Salloum said. “It just takes a chunk this big to go through a windshield and you’re done.”
Yikes. It didn’t look so good in May when we were over there.