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BPRR - Allegheny River Bridge (Reesedale)


Photo taken by Brian McKee in August 2009


BH Photo #145238


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Allegheny River on Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Built 1911;
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR)
- Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad (PSR)
- Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad (PSN)
Pennsylvania through truss
Total length: 1,120.0 ft.
Also called
Templeton Bridge
PSR - Allegheny River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93280, -79.46364   (decimal degrees)
40°55'58" N, 79°27'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/629343/4532433 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2020: New photos from Brian Manville
  • October 26, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 29, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 18, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment
  • September 23, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Approximate Length
  • August 15, 2009: Added by Brian McKee



BPRR - Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2015, by Chris Litherland (christopherlitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Photo I took of the now most likely abandoned bridge from May 17 2015.

BPRR - Allegheny River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2015, by Chris Litherland (christopherlitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is abandoned now at least most likely is. Some of the tracks are ripped up just a couple hundred feet passed this bridge and the tunnel located about a quarter mile is abandoned and has pieces of it collapsed on top of the tracks and then about a mile past the bridge the tracks are completely ripped up. I was just there a couple of days ago. So the status of this bridge should be changed.

Heres a photo I just took of it yesterday, the tracks clearly havent been used in a long time.

Pittsburgh and Shawmut RR Bridge
Posted September 16, 2010, by Anonymous

Jumping off bridges is dangerous and foolhardy. Not a very smart thing to do.

Pittsburgh and Shawmut RR Bridge
Posted September 15, 2010, by evann (evanngerboc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

How tall is this bridge? I jumped off of it and broke my back and wrists and wanted to know how heigh it is to find out the impact of my fall.