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Davis Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bridge over Woods Run Avenue on Davis Avenue in Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1898, rehabilitated 1986, closed to traffic in 2001, demolished on May 6, 2009
Builders
- C.M. Driver (Substructure)
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Gustav Kaufman (Superstructure)
Design
Cantilevered Pratt deck truss (See the diagram on page 10 of the HAER report)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.8 ft.
Total length: 399.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48180, -80.02564   (decimal degrees)
40°28'54" N, 80°01'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/582584/4481689 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Pittsburgh West
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3024 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30234 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2011: New Street View added by Jacob P. Bernard
  • May 6, 2009: Bridge was in fact cantilevered, see page 10 of the HAER report
  • May 6, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson
  • May 5, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson: fixed bridge type, not a cantilever truss
  • April 18, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER PA-487 - Davis Avenue Bridge, Spanning Woods Run Avenue at Davis Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard - jacob_bernard [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler

Comments 

Davis Avenue Bridge
Posted May 8, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, my apologies for jumping the gun and editing the bridge to say it wasn't a cantilever truss, just didn't appear to be one at first. Now that I actually read the HAER report and look at the bridge I see how it is (was) in fact a cantilevered structure.

Sorry to jump the gun,

Ian A

Davis Avenue Bridge
Posted May 6, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)
Davis Avenue Bridge
Posted May 6, 2009, by Anonymous

Just an FYI this bridge is schedule for implosion on 5/6/09