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Coraopolis Bridge

Photos 

Distant View From Southwest, Showing Environment

Photo taken by Robert C. Shelley for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #312252

Map 

Description 

The Coraopolis Bridge comprises two Pennsylvania through truss spans designed by Theodore Cooper and constructed in 1892 across the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh; in 1927, in an innovative demonstration of the adaptability of truss bridges, these spans were floated down river a distance of twelve miles and re-erected in combination with two pony truss spans. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 1986.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Grand Avenue/Ferree Street
Location
Analomink, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1893; rehabilitated 1981; Replaced 1995
Builders
- Theodore Cooper (Engineer)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Truss Fabricator)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 439.0 ft.
Total length: 1,165.1 ft.
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51671, -80.15167   (decimal degrees)
40°31'00" N, 80°09'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/571865/4485454 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ambridge
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7420 0000 2492 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 65264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1990)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 11.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
22,360

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Todd Wilson
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-217 - Coraopolis Bridge, Spanning Ohio River back channel at Ferree Street & Grand Avenue, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, PA