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New Tassey Hollow Bridge
Hawkins Av over Tassey Hollow
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Braddock - Zone 17; 0595 4473
-- Wilkins Av (Swissvale)
-- First St (North Braddock)
-- Tassey Hollow; Tassey Hollow Run
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
steel girder on concrete hammerhead piers
LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
515 ft (four spans)
HEIGHT OF DECK:
YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1971, Allegheny County
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. Consulting Engineers
1886 Hopkins map shows the home of "Mrs. Tassey" on the right bank of the stream north of the PRR. On the hilltop to the west (above the present location of Wilkins Av), is the home of Hon. Wm. G. Hawkins. The Hawkins heirs land covered the area from that point to the Monongahela River near the present Rankin Bridge.
Though the lower section of the stream has been covered over, diverted into sewers and no longer reaches the Monongahela River, the 524-acre watershed was listed for study by 3 Rivers 2nd Nature (3r2n.cfa.cmu.edu) for restoration to a more natural condition.
A metal builder's plaque is attached to the downstream railing:
NEW TASSEY HOLLOW BRIDGE|
North Braddock Borough
ALLEGHENY COUNTY COMMISIONERS
Leonard C. Staisey, Chairman
Thomas J. Foerster -- William R. Hunt, M.D.
PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY TRANSIT DIVISION
William L. Henry, Chairman of the Board
John W. Dameron, Executive Director & General Manager
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
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