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Belle Vernon Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009

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Overview
Cantilevered arch bridge over Monongahela River on I-70 in Speers
Location
Belle Vernon, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Cantilevered steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 450.2 ft.
Total length: 2,066.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 53.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.6 ft.
Also called
Speers Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.12658, -79.87828   (decimal degrees)
40°07'36" N, 79°52'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/595573/4442408 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monongahela
Inventory numbers
PA 62 0070 0400 1415 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 34533 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
14,148

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 20, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 21, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson

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Belle Vernon Bridge
Posted January 21, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found some pictures/postcards (copyrighted) of the bridge that crossed here before I-70 was built, and its successor. Also visible in some of them is one of PA's two known K-Trusses, on a railroad.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jmohney/new_...

Ian.