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1915 Manchester Bridge (left) and 1927 Point Bridge (1947 photo).
(Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)


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Elevation drawing looking downstream

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OFFICIAL NAME:


OTHER DESIGNATION:
Point Bridge

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh

USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh West - Zone 17; 0583 4477
CARRIED:
motor vehicles, street railway

BETWEEN:
-- right descending bank of Monongahela River at the Point, Water St
-- left descending bank of Monongahela River near the lower station of the Duquesne Incline, East Carson St

CROSSED:
-- Monongahela River at mile 0
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
curved upper chord, cantilever through truss

LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
670 ft

TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
1,120 ft (225, 670, 225) [1,330 ft with approaches]

HEIGHT OF DECK:
60 ft est

YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1927, (closed 1959, demolished 1970)

George S. Richardson, chief engineer
Vernon R. Covell & Charles M. Reppert, engineers
Allegheny County Dept. of Public Works

Stanley L. Rousch, architect

Fort Pitt Bridge Works, superstructure
Sprague & Henwood, geo-technical contractors
Dravo Construction Co., piers and approaches
ADDITIONAL INFO:
Construction begun in 1925. Built upstream adjacent to previous 1877 Point Bridge. South abutment still remains. Bridge removed 1970 during the construction of Point State Park.

view page - More information about bridge replacement due to Point State Park construction.

view page - Historic American Engineering Record report (PA-03) about historic bridges at Pittsburgh's Point.



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Last modified: 15-May-2002

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