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McKeesport-Reynoldton Bridge

Photos 

Third Ave Bridge Mckeesport PA Circa 1911

Old Post Card View

BH Photo #373675

Map 

Description 

This bridge existed up until the 1950-1960 time frame. The town of Reynoldton, which was on the west shore, was later annexed by McKeesport and made into the 10th Ward. As a child, during the mid 50's, I recall seeing the bridge, since my parents shopped at the old Atlantic and Pacific (A&P) store located near the west end of the bridge. I have just discovered that it was dismantled in 1961.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Youghiogheny River at mile 0.2 on Vehicle and Trolly
Location
McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished
Future prospects
None
History
Built 1884
Builder
- McKeesport and Reynoldton Bridge Co.
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 644.0 ft.
Also called
Third Avenue Suspension Bridge
Third Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.35234, -79.87052   (decimal degrees)
40°21'08" N, 79°52'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/595915/4467476 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McKeesport
Inventory number
BH 74876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2016: New photo from Mike Piontka
  • December 23, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 23, 2016: Added by Mike Piontka

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Comments 

McKeesport-Reynoldton Bridge
Posted December 24, 2016, by Mike Piontka

Not at all folks. That is a great photo.

When I last saw the bridge, it wasn't safe for pigeons.

McKeesport-Reynoldton Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Mike nice find, feel free to move card view back if fits your history Better. Thanks for all your research!