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Freeport Railroad Bridge

Freeport Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 25, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Allegheny River
Location
Freeport: Armstrong County, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 18 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
440 Feet (134 Meters)
Structure Length
1,104 Feet (337 Meters)
Roadway Width
25 Feet (7.62 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 5 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Wikipedia states the following about this bridge: "A structure originally created on this site by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of their West Penn Line in 1866. In 1895, the railroad replaced this bridge; the third and current incarnation was completed in 1950, along with new approach ramps that eliminated a narrow tunnel." However, the pin-connected truss spans of this bridge are not something that would have been built in 1950. So this history is in question. Very little is currently known about this bridge. The bridge consists of one large Pennsylvania through truss span, a smaller Parker through truss span, and a series of deck plate girder spans.

 

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