municibid on Philadelphia Business Journal

Peter Key
Reporter
Email: pkey@bizjournals.com

If you’re into collecting railroad memorabilia, Municibid.com has an item you might find appealing — a wooden bridge built by the Reading Railroad Co. across its Perkiomen Branch Line in Montgomery County.

The bridge is on Salford Station Road and is closed to vehicles, but is still used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Upper Salford, which is auctioning off the bridge, plans to replace it with a bridge that can handle vehicular traffic.

The minimum bid is $100. The winning bidder will be announced at the Upper Salford Township Supervisors meeting Tuesday night and has until Feb. 28 to move the structure.

Municibid.com is a government-auctions website I last wrote about when it was listing sports cards and comic books that Montgomery County seized from a drug dealer. http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/blogs/technology/2010/08/municibid_website_like_an_e-bay_for_municipalities.html

It’s run by Pottstown resident Greg Berry.

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municibid on CBSPhilly.com

UPPER SALFORD TWP (CBS) – You know the old line, “Have I got a bridge to sell you?” Well, a Montgomery County community really does.

The community is Upper Salford and they’re hoping to unload a wooden railroad trestle bridge that’s currently located on Salford Station Road. The bridge is being auctioned off on the online government auctions website, municibid.com.

Founder and CEO Greg Berry says it’s one of the more unique items they’ve had on the site and the bidding continues through Tuesday:

“They moved the railroad and they decided to sell it because they no longer had a need for it and thought that another municipality or someone might have a use for it.”

The bridge is about 30 years-old and was built by the Reading Railroad Company. The winning bidder is responsible for the removal of the bridge. Bidding starts at $100.

 

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municibid in Souderton Independent

Upper Salford selling bridge online

By David Hare
For the Independent

“If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.” Upper Salford Township officials just turned that old phrase on its head. They actually have a bridge to sell.

The township is using municibid.com, an online government auctions Web site, to auction off a wooden railroad trestle bridge on Salford Station Road that has been dormant since 2006 when PennDOT closed it due to structural deficiencies.

Read more: http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2010/11/11/souderton_independent/news/doc4cd5950584885998089624.txt?viewmode=default

 

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