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Boston Bridge

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Boston Bridge

Photo taken by Karen Bittinger in June 9, 2012

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BH Photo #233325

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Youghiogheny River on Walnut Street
Location
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1989
Builder
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 420.0 ft.
Total length: 1,182.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31270, -79.82830   (decimal degrees)
40°18'46" N, 79°49'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/599846/4462642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McKeesport
Inventory numbers
PA 02 0048 0130 0203 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 00684 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30220 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
17,121

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2012: New photos from Karen Bittinger

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Comments 

Boston Bridge
Posted November 10, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love it when they use the original substructure!

Boston Bridge
Posted November 10, 2016, by Mike Piontka (Spginc [at] comcast [dot] net)

Old grainy photo of original bridge

Boston Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

is this bridge really structurally deficient?

Boston Bridge
Posted July 17, 2008, by kayandjay.net (kayandjay [dot] net)

Is this really a Warren Truss?