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Carrie Furnace Hot Metal Railroad Bridge

Carrie Furnace Hot Metal Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 20, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Pennsylvania Union Railroad) Over Monongahela River
Location
Rankin and Munhall: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal 20 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 10 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1900 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
500 Feet (152 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This abandoned railroad bridge located next to the historic remains of the Carrie Furnace is noted for its massive 500 foot (estimated) main span. The northern approach has been removed while the southern Y approach system remains intact. The two largest spans of the bridge offer a nice comparison between the Pennsylvania and Baltimore truss configurations.

 

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