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GAP - Hot Metal Bridge


From North Bank-Up River-Span 2 On Left To Span 6 On Right. Coke Plant In Distance (Under Span 3)

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #142022

Street View 


Through truss bridge over the Monongahela River on the Great Allegheny Passage
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
One bridge is for pedestrians and the other is for auto traffic. Very good condition.
Built 1900 as a railroad bridge; Converted to pedestrian use in 2007
- Monongahela Connecting Railroad (MCRR)
Pennsylvania through truss
Also called
Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company, Hot Metal Bridge
Moncon Bridge 3.1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42861, -79.96032   (decimal degrees)
40°25'43" N, 79°57'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/588189/4475849 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory number
BH 42940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Preserved"
  • August 23, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Great Allegheny Passage"
  • August 23, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • September 30, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 12, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 


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  • Wikipedia
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  • HAER PA-277-C - Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company, Hot Metal Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River at mile post 3.1, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net