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Photos 

From South Side Looking Down River-South Half Of Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142039

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Monongahela River on Gateway Blvd. in Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; Converted to vehicular use in 2000
Railroads
- Monongahela Connecting Railroad (MCRR)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 320.9 ft.
Total length: 1,117.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Monongahela Connecting Railroad Bridge
Monongahela Connecting Railroad Main Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42853, -79.96024   (decimal degrees)
40°25'43" N, 79°57'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/588194/4475818 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3145 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 40785 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30247 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2008)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
17,500

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 1, 2009: Posted HAER photos

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