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Columbus/Allegheny Avenue Bridge


Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2007

BH Photo #404598


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Pony truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad on Columbus Avenue & Allegheny Avenue in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1907; Allegheny Avenue portion closed & removed 1970; Rehabilitated 1990
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 236.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45855, -80.02367   (decimal degrees)
40°27'31" N, 80°01'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/582949/4479089 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3022 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02404 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added image and info
  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs



Columbus/Allegheny Avenue Bridge
Posted December 19, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for the information,Luke.

Columbus Avenue Bridge
Posted December 19, 2019, by Luke

There were spans that mirrored the ones there now. with another span sngled to right instead of the left.

Trying to find a usable picture instead of just aerial imagery.

Columbus Avenue Bridge
Posted December 19, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was looking at the pictures and saw the extended pier along with the abutment at the end of Allegheny Ave.Was there another bridge here at one time?