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Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge

Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 10, 2009 and July 16-17, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Allegheny River
Location
Pittsburgh: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1904 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1918
Main Span Length
319 Feet (97 Meters)
Structure Length
985 Feet (300 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is one of the most impressive railroad bridges in Pittsburgh, and this bridge, which is a busy, active rail line, is a beautiful contributing structure to the unrivaled collection of beautiful historic bridges that Pittsburgh contains. This bridge's distinctive and utterly massive appearance comes from its use of vertical endposts, a large main Pennsylvania truss span, and four truss lines composing the total bridge width.

Research revealed a photo of Thomas Mason, an inspector for the bridge project. His photo is shown to the right.

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