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Washington Crossing Bridge (Pittsburgh)

Washington Crossing Bridge
Other name(s) 40th Street Bridge
Carries 40th Street
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale Pittsburgh and Millvale
Maintained by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Designer Benno Janssen, Janssen & Cocken
Design Arch bridge
Material steel
Total length 2,366 feet (721 m)
Width 3 lanes
Longest span 360 feet (110 m)
Piers in water 4
Clearance below 72.5 feet (22.1 m)
Opened 1924
Coordinates

The Washington Crossing Bridge, commonly known as the Fortieth Street Bridge, is an arch bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Allegheny River between the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Lawrenceville and the suburb of Millvale.

History

The bridge was originally built to accommodate two lanes of traffic and one streetcar line; a 1982 re-decking allowed for the creation of a reversible third automobile lane.[1]

The bridge received its name because it is located at a historically significant site pertaining to List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania

  • List of crossings of the Allegheny River
  • References

    1. ^ "Bridges & Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - Washington Crossing Bridge". October 10, 2000. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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