Monday, January 25, 2010

Around Reading


I went for a bit of a wander over the weekend. There’s this really cool bridge that I pass on my way to work every day and finally decided to take a closer look. While I was poking around I came across a PA historical marker. Amazing what you find if you take the time to look a little, isn’t it? In my defense the marker is located on the opposite side of the bridge. I go home a different way so I never see that side of it.

As it turns out, my nifty bridge is even cooler than I thought. Read the marker to see why. And if you’d like to see the bridge itself, it’s located on N. 6th Street leading into the area where Reading’s Outer Station once stood, between Buttonwood and Oley Streets.

I also drove by the old factory building that burned on McKnight Street. I’d heard they were tearing it down and wondered if they’d finished yet. Nope. It’s about half gone. Yep, I couldn’t resist walking around on the wrong side of the barricade. Hey, I managed to stay out of most of the spots that were obviously very unsafe. And I didn’t try to play with the heavy equipment the wrecking crew left behind so that should count for something. Right?

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