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Wayne Street Viaduct

Wayne Street Viaduct

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2006

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Key Facts

Butler: Butler County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Waddell and Harrington

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
84 Feet (25.6 Meters)
Structure Length
865 Feet (263.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
35.8 Feet (10.91 Meters)
12 Main Span(s) and 7 Approach Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

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This historic bridge was demolished and replaced in 2009 by PennDOT!

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This is a very long multi-span deck plate girder bridge that carries Wayne Street over a variety of features. It is a fairly old example of the structure type, with a 1915 construction date. It was designed by the noteworthy engineering firm Waddell and Harrington. It retains ornamental railings, which have particularly decorative posts. The bridge features a curve in the structure as the road changes direction. It features built-up steel bents which have v-lacing on them.


Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 865'-long steel deck girder viaduct, built in 1915, has 12 main spans and is supported on a substructure composed of built up column bents. The viaduct was determined eligible as a contributing resource to the Butler Industrial Historic District.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The viaduct carries a 2 lane street and 2 sidewalks over tracks associated with the Bessemer & Lake Erie RR, the B&P RR, the Connoquenessing Creek, and Cliff Street in an industrial area of Butler. The viaduct contributes to the potential Butler Industrial Historic District.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes (Contributing to Butler Industrial Historic District)


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