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In Photos: Walnut Lane Bridge, Once the World's Longest Concrete Bridge

As the bridge prepares to close for six months, a look back at its interesting past

Beginning tomorrow April 1, Walnut Lane Bridge will close for six months for some much-needed repairs, including a new concrete deck and sidewalks. It's all part of a $14.7 million PennDOT bridge reconstruction project that began in November 2015.

In the meantime, traffic will be redirected to Wissahickon Avenue, Midvale Avenue, and Henry Avenue, though one sidewalk will still be open to pedestrians.

So as a fond farewell for the next six months, let's take a trip down memory lane to when Walnut Lane Bridge first opened in 1908. Here are more than a dozen vintage photos of Walnut Lane Bridge's construction process from start to finish.