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View from Blvd of the Allies at Duquesne University

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Elevation drawing looking downstream

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OFFICIAL NAME:
South Tenth Street Bridge

OTHER DESIGNATION:
Tenth Street Bridge
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LOCATION:
Pittsburgh

USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0585 4476
CARRIES:
motor vehicles, four lanes undivided

BETWEEN:
-- Second Av and Armstrong Tunnels on right descending bank of Monongahela River
-- South Tenth St on left descending bank of Monongahela River

CROSSES:
(RDB to LDB)
north approach: Eliza Furnace ("Jail Trail") bike/hike trail [formerly BO RR yard]; Penn Lincoln Parkway East [I-376, US22, US30]

main spans: Monongahela River at mile 1.5

south approach: CSX RR (PLE)
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
Steel suspension
stone piers

LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
725 ft
705.7 ft clearance

TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
1,275 ft

HEIGHT OF DECK:
50.3 ft clearance
Emsworth Dam normal pool level 710 ft

YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1933
George S. Richardson, with A. D. Nutter and Sidney A. Shubin
ADDITIONAL INFO:
The overall color of the superstructure is yellow. At the top of the south tower, an unnamed artist has painted a series of black animal figures variously described as dinosaurs, ducks or geese. Each hand-painted figure is about six feet tall and may be plainly seen from the north shore of the Mon River. Other "unofficial" public works of art by this artist include rams painted on the roof of the Mackintosh-Hemphill building located near the bridge's south portal.

Longest span on Monongahela River. Fourth longest span in Allegheny County (West End, 755 ft; I-79 Neville Island, 752 ft; McKees Rocks, 750 ft).

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INFO SOURCES:
USACE Monongahela River Nav. Charts; Kidney: "Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture;" Chris Potter: "You Had To Ask"


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