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13th Street Bridge

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13th Street Bridge

The bridge in the foreground is the 15th Street Bridge. The bridge in the background is the 13th Street Bridge.

BH Photo #373754

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Description 

The bridge existed until 1917 when it was dismantled. Conflicting information states the bridge was called the 12th Street Bridge, 12th Avenue Bridge, and 13th Avenue Bridge. However, as near as I can tell, McKeesport never had a 12th or 13th Avenue. It was also known as the Port Vue Bridge. There was an incline from Port Vue down to the bridge called the Penny Mine Incline. It's purpose was to lower coal down to the Youghiogheny River, and load directly into barges. The cost of construction of the bridge in 1892 was $50,000.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Youghiogheny River
Location
McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1892, and dismantled in 1917.
Builder
- W. P. Wampler, President of the Bridge Co..
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Port Vue Bridge
13th Avenue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34062, -79.86488   (decimal degrees)
40°20'26" N, 79°51'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/596411/4466181 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74897 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2016: Updated by Mike Piontka: Originally thought to be the 12th Street Bridge.
  • December 25, 2016: Added by Mike Piontka

Sources 

  • Mike Piontka