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6th Street Bridge (1859)

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Sixth Street Suspension Bridge, on line of Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Manchester Railway.

Photo taken from Transit Journal; October 1891

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BH Photo #501610

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Allegheny River on 6th Street
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1859; Replaced 1892
Builder
- John A. Roebling
Railroad
- Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Manchester Railway
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 344.0 ft.
Total length: 1,036.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Old St. Clair Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44590, -80.00342   (decimal degrees)
40°26'45" N, 80°00'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/584512/4477726 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2021: New photo from Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com