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OFFICIAL NAME:
George Rankin Jr. Memorial Bridge

OTHER DESIGNATION:
Rankin Bridge
Allegheny County Bridge Number 7, Monongahela River
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LOCATION:
Whitaker - Rankin - Braddock

USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0594 4473
CARRIES:
Green Belt; motor vehicles, four lanes
sidewalks on each side

BETWEEN:
-- Braddock Av intersecting with Kenmawr Av (Rankin and Braddock) on right descending bank of Monongahela River
-- River Blvd (Whitaker) and Kennywood Blvd [PA837, Green Belt] on left descending bank of Monongahela River

CROSSES:
-- Monongahela River at mile 9.6
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
Steel cantilever spandrel-braced deck arch

LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
505.25 ft

TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):


HEIGHT OF DECK:
45.0 ft, vertical clearance, at left spring line of channel span
75.0 ft, vertical clearance, at center line of channel span
Emsworth Dam normal pool level 710 ft

YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1951, County of Allegheny
ADDITIONAL INFO:




FIELD CHECKED:
10-May-2000

INFO SOURCES:
USACE Monongahela River Nav. Charts


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Last modified: 05-Dec-2000

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