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Clairton Works Bridge South

Clairton Works Bridge South

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 30, 2014

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mill Drive Over Railroad (Norfolk Southern)
Location
Clairton: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
67.0 Feet (20.4 Meters)
Structure Length
605.0 Feet (184.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of two private highway bridges that provide access to the Clairton Works steel mill.

This bridge is located within a steel mill owned by United States Steel mill. Despite the name of the company, United States Steel's  security forces are notorious for being oblivious to United States laws in regards to photography rights. In the United States, with the exception of certain military installations, power plants, or locations with an expectation of privacy such as a bathroom, if you can see something from public property (like SR-837 and its sidewalks for example) you can legally photograph it as long as you are not obstructing traffic. We call this "Freedom of Speech" in the United States and it is a fundamental right initially codified into a document called the Bill of Rights, and expanded through subsequent legislation. The security staff at USS has ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to stop you from photographing this bridge or the steel mill from SR-837 or its sidewalks. HistoricBridges.org had some guard yelling otherwise while photographing one of the bridges leading to the mill, and this confrontation was unlawful and ignored. Its actually somewhat amusing anyway as its unclear what United States Steel with its aging, antiquated steel mills is trying to protect. Everyone from China to NuCor has already found more modern ways of producing steel, its not like they are hiding some corporate secret to making steel, the process has been well-known for over a century. This is actually one of the few old steel mills in the Pittsburgh area that hasn't been demolished and turned into a shopping center.

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This bridge is on private property. The bridge is visible from the nearby public road.

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