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Albertus L. Meyers Bridge - Allentown, PA

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

The Albertus L. Meyers Bridge, (also known as the Eighth Street Bridge and the South Eighth Street Viaduct) is located in Allentown, PA. This bridge is one of the earliest examples of monumental, reinforced concrete construction. The bridge spans the Little Lehigh Creek and joins Allentown’s center city to the South Side.

The bridge was designed by the engineering firm of B.H. Davis and built by McArthur Brothers of NY City during 1912-1913. The structure operated as a toll bridge from 1913-1950, at which time the toll was 5 cents for a automobile.

Unfortunately since 1913 the bridge has had about 80 suicides and many attempts. The city has since added barriers to make jumping more difficult.

Over the years there have been several claims of ghost sightings on the bridge. People have spotted phantom jumpers and apparitions walking along the edge of the bridge.

If you or someone you know has thoughts of death or suicide, call (800)273-TALK (809-273-8255) or 911 immediately. All calls are confidential and available 24/7. Visit thier website at:

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