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PRR - Oil City Bridge

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Description 

The Oil City Bridge crossed the Allegheny River in Oil City, Pennsylvania and carried the Pennsylvania Railroad's Pittsburgh to Buffalo mainline.

The first bridge opened across the Allegheny River in Oil City in 1870 by the Allegheny Valley Railroad. In 1913, the PRR acquired the AV to use the route as part of their Buffalo & Allegheny Valley Division, connecting Pittsburgh to Buffalo.

Planning for a new crossing in Oil City began in 1927, opening to traffic on September 29, 1930. The former crossing, just downstream, was removed shortly after.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
AV - Oil City Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42834, -79.70260   (decimal degrees)
41°25'42" N, 79°42'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/608404/4587120 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History, revising location.

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