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AVR - Herrs Island Bridge

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File:33rd St. RR Bridge.JPG

Mvincic

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BH Photo #319021

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Allegheny River on CSX RR
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920-1921, replaced earlier 1884 bridge
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Vang Construction Co. of Cumberland, Maryland
Railroads
- Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chessie System (B&O/C&O/WM)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 436.9 ft.
Total length: 2,122.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Also called
B&O - 33rd Street Bridge
Chessie - Allegheny River Bridge
AVR - Allegheny River Bridge
Chessie - Herrs Island Bridge
B&O - Herrs Island Bridge
AVR - 33rd Street Bridge
Chessie - 33rd Street Bridge
B&O - Allegheny River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46547, -79.97353   (decimal degrees)
40°27'56" N, 79°58'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/587022/4479928 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory number
BH 50077 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2021: Updated by Dave King: Added new photos & new street view, updated builder & total length
  • March 23, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 21, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Curved"
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Allegheny Valley Railroad"
  • November 7, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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