Point Bridge (2nd)
This bridge, the second to be built near this site, was erected to replace the original; the old bridge was demolished shortly after completion of the new bridge. The second Point Bridge was constructed by the Ft. Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh - total length, 1330 feet with approaches. The main span for river clearance was 430 feet long, and the deck held a 38-foot roadway. It was a cantilever, arch-truss construction with a suspended central span. Although closed in 1959, it was not demolished until eleven years later.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Through truss bridge over Monongahela River
- Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
- Replaced by a new bridge and later removed
- Built 1927; Replaced and closed 1959; Demolished 1970
- - Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- George S. Richardson (Chief Engineer)
- Sprague & Henwood, Inc of Scranton, Pennsylvania (Geotechnical Engineers)
- Stanley L. Rousch (Architect)
- Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 430.0 ft.
Total length: 1,330.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
- Also called
- Point Bridge II
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.44037, -80.01298 (decimal degrees)
40°26'25" N, 80°00'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/583708/4477103 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Pittsburgh West
- Inventory number
- BH 65582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
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- HAER PA-5 - Point Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA