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Project Purpose and Background

Project Description

Project Map Click to view map SEPTA recently initiated construction activities to remove and replace a 120-year old viaduct carrying the Media/Elwyn commuter rail line over Crum Creek. Known locally as “the Trestle” the Crum Creek Viaduct is located on the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line between the Swarthmore and Wallingford stations. Since the viaduct spans the creek, the project is located in both Nether Providence Township and Swarthmore Borough, Delaware County.

Built in 1895, the Crum Creek Viaduct rises more than 100 feet above Crum Creek and spans a length of more than 915 feet. Emergency repairs performed in 1983 were intended to extend the life of the bridge by 25 years. Thirty-two years later, the Crum Creek Viaduct has reached the end of its useful life and requires replacement.

Over the next two years, SEPTA and its contractor will be working to replace the structure to ensure continued safe and efficient rail service along the Media-Elwyn Line well into the future. As construction activities progress, SEPTA provide updated information to the public via this project website. We invite you to check back regularly to receive the latest project news and information.

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