Leet Street Bridge
Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009
BH Photo #272225
The bridge was constructed in 1886 by the Morse Bridge Company of Youngstown, Ohio as Bridge No. 20 of the Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula Railroad at Lawrence Junction, Pennsylvania. The bridge was relocated in 1904 to Leetsdale where it was widened by the Pittsburgh Steel Construction Company to accommodate a roadway over the Pennsylvania Railroad.
A concrete beam girder bridge was added to the northeastern approach in 1946 to accommodate the four-lane Ohio River Boulevard (State Route 65). It was modernized in 1985 with new railings and bridge deck.
An inspection in October 2013 found severe structural deterioration and the Leet Street Bridge was closed to all automobile traffic.
- Through truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad and PA 65 on Leet Street in Leetsdale
- Leetsdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
- Intact but closed to all traffic
- Originally built 1886 by the Morse Bridge Co. at Lawrence Junction; relocated here in 1904
- - Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
- - Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Main span: Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.57108, -80.21696 (decimal degrees)
40°34'16" N, 80°13'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/566279/4491439 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
- Inventory numbers
- PA 02 7441 0000 1001 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02610 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30263 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of August 2015)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- April 5, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished in 2017.
- February 15, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Added text
- December 28, 2013: New photos from James Baughn
- December 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city & fixed wayward coords
- October 29, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
- November 12, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith