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Sewickley Bridge

Photos 

East Elevation Oblique, Looking South

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314059

Street Views 

Description 

The Bridge is representative of the type of bridge that was being built at the turn of the century. Also significant, because of the attention it had since its inception and resultant completion, and because of the direct relationship the bridge holds in the development of and communication between the surrounding communities of Sewickley and Coraopolis.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Surviving finials from this bridge are currently located: In the park in front of St. James School at Sewickley. A second is off of Chestnut Street near the RR tracks and river and is abandoned and may be preserved in the future. The third finial is in Coraopolis and the fourth is at Station Square near the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.

Facts 

Overview
Lost cantilever through truss bridge over Ohio River on River Street
Location
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911; Replaced 1981
Builder
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
Design
Cantilever through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 750.0 ft.
Total length: 1,852.5 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.53429, -80.18718   (decimal degrees)
40°32'03" N, 80°11'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/568838/4487378 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ambridge
Inventory number
BH 65585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 2, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added dimensions.
  • January 19, 2015: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PA-53 - Sewickley Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, Sewickley, Allegheny County, PA
  • Nathan Holth
  • Geoff Hubbs