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NS - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge (1915)


Photo taken by Jason Smith


BH Photo #187572

Street Views 


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Ohio River and Brunot's Island on Norfolk and Southern RR
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built in 1915 replacing a single-track wide span built in 1890
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (PLE)
Two main spans: Pennsylvania Petit through truss
Approach and island spans: Warren and Pratt Deck trusses and steel trestles
Length of largest span: 508.0 ft.
Total length: 1,700.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge
PC - Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46283, -80.04275   (decimal degrees)
40°27'46" N, 80°02'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/581156/4479568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory number
BH 47043 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • November 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 6, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • August 24, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 14, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • September 13, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • July 12, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Railroad", "Ohio River", "Penn Central Railroad", "Pennsylvania Railroad", "Conrail"
  • November 19, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Related Bridges 


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
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  • Flickr - Image
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  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
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