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Buffalo and Pittsburgh Allegheny River Railroad Bridge

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Buffalo and Pittsburgh Allegheny River Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 25, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Buffalo and Pittsburgh) Over Allegheny River
Location
Rural: Armstrong County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
400 Feet (122 Meters)
Structure Length
1,112 Feet (339 Meters)
Roadway Width
13 Feet (3.96 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

The Allegheny River was once one of the most beautiful rivers in the country for bridge lovers, with numerous amazing historic bridges crossing the largely rural and scenic river, a contrast to the more industrialized Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Thanks to PennDOT, nearly all of these beautiful historic bridges have been destroyed. This bridge, however is a railroad bridge and therefore not owned by PennDOT, something to be grateful for. This bridge and setting still captures the beautiful union of natural scenery with a gorgeous bridge that has stood for over a century. At the time of documentation, a rockslide had deposited boulders onto the approaching railroad. It is not known if there are plans to reopen the railroad line.

 

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