In this scene from the 1975 TV series Movin' On, Claude Akins (or his
stunt double) as Sonny jumps from the Furnace Avenue bridge in an attempt to
take back his truck from hijackers, one of whom is oblivious below. Sonny
does not know his rig is carrying dangerous cargo.
Reader SFC Charles Thompson wrote:
"Steve, I really enjoy your website. I am currently serving in Afghanistan,
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"I do not know if many people are aware of this, but a small portion of the
Pennsy, specifically the Furnace Ave. bridge, was featured in the TV show
from 1975 called 'Moving On',
starring Claude Akins. The episode was #2 from season two,
called 'From Baltimore to Eternity'. During the show the
green semi 'Sonny' operated became stuck under the Furnace Ave. bridge.
Claude's character, Sonny, climbed up onto the right of way to inspect the
problem just as a Metroliner went past. Pretty dramatic footage to me at
age 11. The bridge seemed remote to me, especially since this was before
the construction of the I-195 spur to BWI. I don't know where to get a link
to footage from the show, but it would be great for the Furnace Ave. bridge
As of this writing, Amazon Prime members can stream at no extra cost two
seasons of the Movin' On series. The mentioned episode also contains
on-location filming around Baltimore's Inner Harbor while its World Trade
Center and Maryland Science Center were under construction.