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PAT - Monongahela River Bridge


Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010


BH Photo #187475


Dimensions are estimates


14 panel Baltimore through truss bridge over Monongahela River, many city streets and I-376 on Panhandle Railroad/ Pittsburgh T Transit
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Future prospects
In use for transit traffic
Built 1903; raised in 1912-16 grade separation; rebuilt 1982 for light rail
- Light Rail
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad (P&S)
- Pittsburgh Light Rail (T)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
- Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT)
Main span is 14 panel Baltimore through truss. Approaches are 10 panel Parker, 8 panel Camelback, Two 9 panel Pratt deck trusses, Pony plate girder,7 deck plate girders and 9 steel stringers
Length of largest span: 367.0 ft.
Total length: 2,638.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Panhandle - Monongahela River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43311, -79.99808   (decimal degrees)
40°25'59" N, 79°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/584981/4476312 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory number
BH 47036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • September 8, 2019: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added built and rebuilt dates
  • October 23, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • July 19, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 18, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Corrected design,added approches,estimated dimensions
  • January 17, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Light Rail", "Pittsburgh Light Rail", "Railroad"
  • March 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Port Authority of Allegheny County"
  • November 18, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

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