View south toward Herrs Island
Herr's Island Bridge (30th St Bridge]
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0586 4479
motor vehicles, 2 lanes
-- River Av on right descending bank of Allegheny River
-- Herr's Island in Allegheny River
-- back channel of Allegheny River mile 2.5 at Herr's Island
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The main channel portion of the 30th St Bridge was destroyed by fire in 1921. A temporary cable suspension bridge was built for pedestrians while the current bridge at 31st St was completed.
The remaining back channel portion of the 30st St Bridge was replaced in 1939. This bridge was replaced by the current structure in 1986.
The concrete wall lining East Ohio St and the retaining wall above the railroad [NS, former Conrail and PRR] show evidence of the opening of the old 30th St Bridge.
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