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NS - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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BH Photo #187572

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Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Ohio River and Brunot's Island on Norfolk and Southern RR
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1915 replacing a single-track wide span built in 1890
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (PLE)
Design
Two main spans: Pennsylvania Petit through truss
Approach and island spans: Warren and Pratt Deck trusses and steel trestles
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 508.0 ft.
Total length: 1,700.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge
PC - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46283, -80.04275   (decimal degrees)
40°27'46" N, 80°02'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/581156/4479568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory number
BH 47043 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • September 13, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 12, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Railroad", "Ohio River", "Penn Central Railroad", "Pennsylvania Railroad", "Conrail"
  • November 19, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Flickr - Image
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com