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Aspinwall Railroad Bridge

Aspinwall Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 4, 2019 and May 21, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Allegheny Valley Railroad) Over Allegheny River and Railroads
Location
Aspinwall and Pittsburgh: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 11 Panel Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
410 Feet (125 Meters)
Structure Length
1,835 Feet (559.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This large pin-connected through truss bridge also features an unusual Y approach structure at the north end. The northeastern part of the Y is particularly unusual as it passes over another railroad line and has some unusual bents that straddle the railroad tracks below, this design was to accomodate an elevated train station. The plate girder approach spans have American Bridge Company plaques on them but reportedly the Pennsylvania Steel Company also played a role in the bridge's construction.Lengths given are estimates, and the total length represents the length via the northwestern ramp, which is the only one still used by trains.

 


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