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Point Bridge (1st)

Photos 

Photo by the Detroit Publishing Co. Provided by the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Chain suspension bridge over Monongahela River
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1877; Replaced 1927
Builders
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
- Edward Hemberle (Chief Engineer/Designer)
- Graff, Bennett & Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron Manufacturer)
- Pittsburgh Locomotive Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron work under American Bridge Works supervision)
Design
Chain suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 800.0 ft.
Total length: 1,245.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44047, -80.01447   (decimal degrees)
40°26'26" N, 80°00'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/583581/4477113 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory number
BH 67575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 15, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 14, 2015: Added by Luke

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Comments 

Point Bridge (1st)
Posted May 15, 2015, by Luke

Thanks Clark.

There are a bunch of sites I've found with load of imagery, including a site with a sheet that claims that the American Bridge Company "engineered/built the bridge":

http://point-bridge.com/about-us/pittsburgh-the-point/

http://www.brooklineconnection.com/history/Facts/PointBridge...

Point Bridge (1st)
Posted May 15, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This was a really attractive bridge. I hope there are more pictures. Nice find, Luke.