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Speers Railroad Bridge
Belle Vernon Railroad Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber
Bridge Documented: August 2007 and August 2010
Belle Vernon and Speers: Washington County, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania: United States
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Main Span Length
450.0 Feet (137.2 Meters)
2,610.0 Feet (795.5 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
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This bridge along with the similar and nearby
Banning Railroad Bridge, are extremely rare
examples of a K-truss bridge. The K-truss was regionally more common, such as in
the state of Oklahoma, which had a standard plan for a K-truss. No such plan
ever existed in Pennsylvania, and as such, this is an extremely rare bridge. In
addition, it is noteworthy as a deck truss version of this type. Finally, the
bridge itself is similar both large and massive, and it is significant in this
regard as well, representing a significant engineering project.
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