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Carson Street Railroad Bridges
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber
Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007
McKees Rocks: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1 Main Span(s)
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This is an impressive pair of identical bridges that sit right
beside each other. One remains in use, the other is abandoned. Both were
designed to accommodate two sets of railroad tracks, accounting for their wide
decks and massive appearance. The bridges are made attractive by the use of
lattice on many of the built-up beams composing the structure.
These are both next to the
Carson Street Bridge, making this a
historic scene where two truss bridges, one highway and one railroad, sit side
by side, a scene that was once common in this country, but due to demolition,
mostly of the highway bridges, is hard to find today.
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