View east (downstream)
Detail of 1931 railing installed by Allegheny County;|
View south 2004 (left to right):
Steuben St under NS railroad, Dumas St, West End Bypass, WLE RR, Steuben St
West End Circle
Dumas St over Saw Mill Run
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh West - Zone 17; 0582 4477
Dumas St [PA60 SB]
-- Steuben St
-- South Main St [PA60], merging with West End Bypass [US19, PA51]
-- Saw Mill Run
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
Closed spandrel concrete arch (culvert)
LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
HEIGHT OF DECK:
YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1931, Allegheny County
from the PennDOT Historic Bridges survey:
The bridge carries 3 lanes of traffic over a stream at the City of Pittsburgh's West End Circle, north of the proposed West End Historic District. The bridge was designed at built by Allegheny County in the early 1930s as part of road realignments associated with the construction of the NR-listed West End Bridge (BMS 02006000040100).
The 1931, reinforced concrete, closed spandrel deck arch bridge has steel railings The concrete wingwalls are integral with the retaining walls supporting the roadway. The road surface rest on approximately 15'-18' of fill enclosed by the spandrel walls. The bridge is an example of a common type with no distinctive or innovative details. Reinforced concrete arch bridges have been used with great frequency since the early 20th century. Neither the bridge nor its setting and context are historically or technologically noteworthy. The bridge was constructed as part of road improvements associated with the construction of the NR-listed West End Bridge (BMS # 02001902810115), but that association does not make the bridge historical. The bridge is neither historically or technologically significant.
This is the western connection which completes the West End Circle. The other three "sides" of the circle had been in place at least 100 years earlier: South Main St [Pittsburgh and Noblestown Pike], West Carson St, and Steuben St [Chestnut St].
Construction of a reconfigured West End Circle area began in 2000. Scheduled to be completed by 2008, the new design calls for the closing and abandonment of Dumas St in favor of a new Steuben St Connector a few hundred feet to the west.
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