Distant View From Southwest, Showing Environment
Photo taken by Robert C. Shelley for the Historic American Engineering Record
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BH Photo #312252
The Coraopolis Bridge comprises two Pennsylvania through truss spans designed by Theodore Cooper and constructed in 1892 across the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh; in 1927, in an innovative demonstration of the adaptability of truss bridges, these spans were floated down river a distance of twelve miles and re-erected in combination with two pony truss spans. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 1986.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost through truss bridge over Ohio River Back Channel on Grand Avenue/Ferree Street
- Analomink, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1893 at 6th Street Pittsburgh; relocated to Coraopolis in 1927; rehabilitated 1981; Replaced 1995
- - Theodore Cooper (Engineer)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Truss Fabricator)
- Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 439.0 ft.
Total length: 1,165.1 ft.
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.51671, -80.15167 (decimal degrees)
40°31'00" N, 80°09'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/571865/4485454 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- PA 02 7420 0000 2492 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 65264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 20, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "15-panel truss", "5-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Riveted", "Relocated"
- January 4, 2015: Added by Dave King
- Todd Wilson
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER PA-217 - Coraopolis Bridge, Spanning Ohio River back channel at Ferree Street & Grand Avenue, Coraopolis, Allegheny County, PA