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CSX - Beaver Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009


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BH Photo #143356

Street Views 


Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Ohio River
Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1910, replaced an earlier bridge built in 1890
- Albert Lucius of New York City, New York
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (PLE)
Cantilevered through truss
Length of largest span: 769.0 ft.
Total length: 1,779.0 ft.
Also called
PL&E - Beaver Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69311, -80.29103   (decimal degrees)
40°41'35" N, 80°17'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/559901/4504931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 42908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 15, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • January 1, 2014: New Street View added by Brad Smith
  • October 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • May 20, 2012: New photo from Bob Harris
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 23, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 2, 2009: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed status
  • July 1, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 


  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • HAER PA-510 - Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio River Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, West of Beaver River, Beaver, Beaver County, PA
  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Bob Harris - sigmacts [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Todd Wilson
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


CSX - Beaver Bridge
Posted January 18, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Makes sense to me,Clark.Thanks.

CSX - Beaver Bridge
Posted January 18, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

George: Are you looking at the suspended span visible in photo 17?

You can think of arms extending out from the towers toward the center and holding up a little bridge in the center. They build the arms out and then raise a separate structure up to connect to the arms.

Photo of the center span of the Quebec Bridge being lifted:


CSX - Beaver Bridge
Posted January 17, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I noticed a truss bridge inside the cantilever truss when looking at the middle of the bridge in the street view picture by Craig James.Why would that bridge be inside the other bridge which covers it?

Beaver Bridge
Posted July 2, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Maps and Street view, bridge is still there: