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Neville Island Railroad Bridge

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Neville Island Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Ohio Central) Over Ohio River Back Channel
Location
Neville Township: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Double-Intersection Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1894 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
260 Feet (79 Meters)
Structure Length
800 Feet (244 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is an unusual bridge to look at because it features two main spans (one large, and one smaller) that feature two truss configurations that are both uncommon types. The large span is a Pennsylvania truss, while the smaller through truss span is a double-intersection Warren truss. The two other spans are through plate girders. The plate girders and the double-Warren spans are not original (although they are old enough they are still considered historic), and replaced other truss spans that would have likely been stylistically similar to the Pennsylvania span, although historic photos show they were not Pennsylvania spans and were either Pratts or Whipples.

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