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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

Location
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
1976
Main Span Length
84 Feet (26 Meters)
Structure Length
865 Feet (264 Meters)
Roadway Width
35.8 Feet (10.91 Meters)
Spans
12 Main Span(s) and 7 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
100356041000890

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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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