View from Blvd of the Allies at Duquesne University
Elevation drawing looking downstream
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South Tenth Street Bridge
Tenth Street Bridge
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0585 4476
motor vehicles, four lanes undivided
-- Second Av and Armstrong Tunnels on right descending bank of Monongahela River
-- South Tenth St on left descending bank of Monongahela River
(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:
LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
705.7 ft clearance
TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
HEIGHT OF DECK:
50.3 ft clearance
Emsworth Dam normal pool level 710 ft
YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
George S. Richardson, with A. D. Nutter and Sidney A. Shubin
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).
USACE Monongahela River Nav. Charts; Kidney: "Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture;" Chris Potter: "You Had To Ask"
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