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Greensburg Pike Bridge

Photos 

The East Portal

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007

BH Photo #109674

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Four-span through truss bridge over Turtle Creek and railroad tracks on Greensburg Pike in Turtle Creek
Location
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1978; Replaced 2013
Railroad
- Conrail (CR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 191.9 ft.
Total length: 845.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40295, -79.82437   (decimal degrees)
40°24'11" N, 79°49'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/599760/4473145 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Braddock
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7467 4139 2916 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02707 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
6,908

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2016: Updated by Russ Gardiner: Added category "Lost during 2010s"
  • December 10, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • October 29, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • September 30, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • March 30, 2008: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Bridge to "Lincoln Highway" Category
  • January 26, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Greensburg Pike Bridge
Posted January 24, 2016, by Bill Eichelberger

Yes, it's gone. If you select the satellite view and zoom in you can see the new bridge and the old bridge within a view of each other. The birds eye pics are still of the old bridge.

Greensburg Pike Bridge
Posted January 19, 2016, by Russ (crussgardiner [at] gmail [dot] com)

I hear the bridge was demolished in 2013.

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

is this 4 span through truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?

Greensburg Pike Bridge
Posted January 26, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Before the opening of the Westinghouse Bridge in 1932, this five span truss carried the Lincoln Highway in and out of the heavily congested Turtle Valley. The journey through the valley could take a motorist as long as 40 minutes.

After the opening of the Westinghouse bridge, the trip across Turtle Creek was shorted to a few minutes. Both bridges remain vital links to, and across, the valley.