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BLE - Allegheny River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Conrail Kid

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BH Photo #244576

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss bridge over Allegheny River on Railroad
Location
East Oakmont, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1918
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Arthur McMullen Co. of New York City, New York (Substructure)
Railroad
- Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad (BLE)
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 502.0 ft.
Total length: 2,327.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.53756, -79.82082   (decimal degrees)
40°32'15" N, 79°49'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/599861/4488092 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Kensington West
Inventory number
BH 54820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 23, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 23, 2016: New photo from John Goold
  • July 6, 2015: New photos from John Goold
  • January 20, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added HAER photographs
  • December 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 5, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER PA-508 - Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, Allegheny River Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River, East of Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), Oakmont, Allegheny County, PA
  • John Goold - BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein