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URR - Monongahela River Bridge

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Photo taken by Todd Dillon

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Description 

Former dual-rail bridge that was once used to cross the Monogahela River into Elizbeth, Pa. Now it lays derelict and cut off from any mainlines on that side of the river.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Monogahela River on Former Pennsylvania Union Railroad
Location
Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Slated to become part of the Montour Trail
History
Built 1893, abandoned in the 1970s, slated to become part of the Montour Trail
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Union Railroad (URR)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 482.0 ft.
Also called
URR - Whiely Bridge
URR - Clairton Coke Works Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29445, -79.86677   (decimal degrees)
40°17'40" N, 79°52'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/596316/4461054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McKeesport
Inventory number
BH 55653 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry.
  • February 27, 2013: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke

Comments 

URR Monongahela River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2014, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know the current status of this abandoned r.r.bridge?please let me know.thanks.