Elevation drawing looking downstream
Pittsburgh Birmingham Bridge
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0585 4476
-- Cross St over B&O RR at Second Av on right descending bank of Monongahela River
-- South Tenth St [formerly McKee St, renamed 1868] on left descending bank of Monongahela River
Monongahela River at mile 1.5
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The charter for the construction of a bridge between Kensington (Pittsburgh) and Birmingham (South Side) was given in 1837 and stock was offered for sale. But White's "Bridges of Pittsburgh" notes the first bridge crossing here was not opened until 1861.
1874 Hopkins plot maps; Harris "Pittsburgh business directory...1837"
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