For most of us living in Philly, the Henry Avenue Bridge is one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. Spanning Lincoln Drive and the Wissahickon Creek, the bridge rises 170 feet above the valley below, its graceful arches spanning over 300 feet.
Below the bridge, an old stone arch footbridge crosses the creek, echoing its big brother high above.
The best place to get photos is on the Wissahickon trail that runs along the creek. You can walk or bike here. Park at one of the pull-offs on Lincoln Drive, or park in the lot at nearby Rittenhouse Town. Try to visit on a sunny day for pretty reflections of the bridge in the creek.
Strangely enough, driving over the bridge is totally underwhelming so I wouldn’t bother with that. The bridge’s official name is the Wissahickon Memorial Bridge but I’ve never heard anyone call it that.
A final note: We Philadelphians have a love/hate relationship with Lincoln Drive for its many twists and turns. Some of us love it (me!). Some of us hate it. Take it easy here as lots of locals treat it like a racetrack.