Construction should (finally) start on the Schuylkill Banks swing bridge next spring

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The only sound breaking the tranquility at the southern end of the Grays Ferry Crescent on a recent weekday afternoon was Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” coming from a speaker next to Chrissy Allen. She was fishing with a couple of friends, including Schuylkill Banks employee Elliott Jennings, who’d stopped by for a quick visit.

It’s a great spot. There’s enough room to spread out and position four fishing poles on the river’s edge. But when Jennings and Allen peered across the Schuylkill from their waterfront perch, they saw an old dock that would be ideal for reeling in carp and catfish, too. If only there were an easy way to get across.

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