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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 Bessemer and Lake Erie 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