Schuylkill River

The Army Corps of Engineers use three tugboats to tow the barges that have been stuck by the I-676 bridge.
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Tim Jimenez
August 06, 2020 - 1:15 pm
The Schuylkill River barge that had been wedged under the I-676 bridge since Tuesday has been towed away, and the Vine Street Expressway has reopened in both directions. Read the latest here.
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The barge used in the Schuylkill River dredging project has become wedged under the I-676 overpass.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
August 05, 2020 - 1:20 pm
Crews are working to remove a barge wedged under the Vine Street Expressway on the Schulykill River. Read more here.
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Manayunk Brewing Company is one of the businesses effected by Tropical Storm Isaias flooding.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
August 05, 2020 - 7:22 am
Swollen from Tropical Storm Isaias' heavy rain Tuesday, the Schuylkill River and its tributaries surpassed flood stage. By Wednesday morning, the water was beginning to recede, revealing quite a mess for residents and businesses to clean up. Read more here.
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Tinsel in July
Society Hill Films
Holli Stephens
July 17, 2020 - 5:00 am
As more culture, nature, and entertainment options reopen, we want you to swim, bike, run, or walk — wearing your mask if social distancing is not possible — to your nearest favorite spot. More on the KYW To-Do List.
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People fishing and rowing on the Schuylkill River. The river has seen a revival of sorts amid the pandemic, with more people looking for a peaceful place outdoors.
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Paul Kurtz
July 05, 2020 - 5:02 am
The Schuylkill River has undergone a public revival of sorts over the past few months, an unexpected outgrowth of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Sprayground
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Paul Kurtz
June 23, 2020 - 8:59 pm
With public swimming pools closed, rivers, creeks and streams have become more tempting targets for people who want to cool off from the summer heat. However, city officials warn there are inherent dangers of doing so. As a safe alternative, the city will open more “spraygrounds.” Read more here.
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Boathouse Row
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Paul Kurtz
June 22, 2020 - 4:00 am
The easing of coronavirus restrictions has brought rowers and paddlers back to the Schuylkill River. However, they have to navigate under new conditions and guidelines. Read more here.
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Two teens went missing in the Schuylkill River near Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philladelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
June 11, 2020 - 7:27 am
Police recovered two bodies from the Schuylkill River late Wednesday night during their search for two teens who went missing near Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Police car lights
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KYW Staff
June 10, 2020 - 10:01 pm
Officials are looking for two teenagers who disappeared after going into the Schuylkill River for a swim Wednesday night. Officials say the pair never resurfaced. Read more here.
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An ironworker checks the rebar as the contractor prepares to pave the westbound side of the Chestnut Street Bridge.
Courtesy of PennDOT
Mark Abrams
June 07, 2020 - 12:43 pm
Crews working on repairing the Chestnut Street Bridge in Philadelphia are planning to close the span to all traffic starting Monday, June 8. Read more here.
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