Rating:
4 votes

GAP - Riverton Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010

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BH Photo #186567

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Monongahela River on Pennsylvania Union Railroad (now Great Allegheny Passage)
Location
West Miffin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1891; converted into bike trail use in 2008
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Union Railroad (URR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
URR - Riverton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35658, -79.84753   (decimal degrees)
40°21'24" N, 79°50'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/597862/4467972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McKeesport
Inventory number
BH 47008 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 29, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected trail
  • May 6, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • November 14, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Todd Wilson

Comments 

GAP - Riverton Bridge
Posted September 19, 2017, by David Case

This bridge is like a miniature of the Big Four Bridge. Large bridges dedicated strictly for trail use are rare, so I really enjoyed crossing this one.