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Ewalt Street Bridge

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Ewalt Street Bridge

Photo taken by U.S. Engineer Office

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.com

BH Photo #457507

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Ewalt or 43rd Street
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870, bought by a match compay and turned into matches in 1924-1925 when the 40th St. Bridge opened
Builder
- Felician Slataper-designer
Design
Howe through truss with arches
Also called
43rd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47485, -79.96675   (decimal degrees)
40°28'29" N, 79°58'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/587584/4480975 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 10, 2019: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • October 9, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Ewalt Street Bridge
Posted October 10, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

There's and old saying about 'swords onto plowshares' or about old ships being turned into razorblades or old planes being turned into beer/soda cans. Well, this bridge actually was turned into matchsticks! It was burned - a tiny piece at a time :^)

Regards,

Art S.