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Washington Crossing Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Fortieth Street (State Route 2124), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

Washington Crossing Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Fortieth Street (State Route 2124), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

 
 
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Summary

See also HABS PA-1179 for additional documentation. Includes drawings.
Significance: The bridge is an outstanding example of a long-span metal deck arch bridge. Its unique architectural details, forged in a successful collaboration between architects and engineers in the design and construction of the bridge, add to its significance. The bridge is also significant because its construction was the culmination of a conflict over Allegheny River bridge heights between the U.S. War Department and local governments.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N425
Survey number: HAER PA-447
Building/structure dates: 1923- 1924 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 88000820

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Janssen, Benno
Davis, Charles Stratton
Chalfant, James G
Covell, Vernon R
McClintic-Marshall Company
H. P. Converse Company
All-Steel Equipment Company
Carnegie Steel Company
Allegheny County Department of Public Works
Jones & Laughlin Steel Company
Southern Wood Preserving Company
J. H. McQuade & Sons
Thomas Cronin Company
Morganstern Electric Company
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, sponsor
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Rotenstein, David S, historian
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
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Location

Pittsburgh (Pa.)40.47172, -79.96691
Google Map of 40.4717173, -79.9669065
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Source

Library of Congress
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