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Hot Metal Bridge

Monongahela Connecting Railroad Bridge

Hot Metal Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 17, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Eliza Furnace Trail Over Monongahela River
Location
Pittsburgh: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1900 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2007
Main Span Length
321 Feet (98 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
6 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge was originally built as a railroad bridge to connect Eliza Furnace to Jones and Laughlin's rolling mills. Molten metal would be transferred from the furnace to the mills. The bridge sits directly beside, and should not be confused with, the Hot Metal Street Bridge which has been converted for vehicular use. The two bridges once shared a single very wide through truss span at the northern end, but this span was removed when the Hot Metal Street Bridge was converted to vehicular use. On the other side, the Hot Metal Bridge, stood unused for several years until 2007 when it was converted for pedestrian use.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.428630,-79.960360

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