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Birmingham Bridge

Photos 

Shot of the bridge behind the vegetation

These two pics were taken while on the Three Rivers Bike Trail.

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010

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BH Photo #186999

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Description 

The Brady Street Bridge, contracted by the Schultz Bridge & Iron Co. of Pittsburgh, was a steel-riveted, through-highway bridge. The structure consisted of a tied arch for the central span with a suspended deck, and two through-trusses for the side spans. The bridge was the second to be owned by the city and the first free bridge in Pittsburgh.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Monongahela River in Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1976
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 620.1 ft.
Total length: 1,662.2 ft.
Deck width: 90.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43336, -79.97350   (decimal degrees)
40°26'00" N, 79°58'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/586938/4476359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory numbers
PA 02 2085 0010 0586 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 01640 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30219 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 80.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
11,057

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 24, 2012: HAER photos posted by Jason Smith
  • November 15, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Pghbridges.com
  • Wikipedia
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-3 - Brady Street Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River at South Twenty-second Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com