1915 Manchester Bridge (left) and 1927 Point Bridge (1947 photo).
(Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
Elevation drawing looking downstream
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USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh West - Zone 17; 0583 4477
motor vehicles, street railway
-- right descending bank of Monongahela River at the Point, Water St
-- left descending bank of Monongahela River near the lower station of the Duquesne Incline, East Carson St
-- Monongahela River at mile 0
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
curved upper chord, cantilever through truss
LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
1,120 ft (225, 670, 225) [1,330 ft with approaches]
HEIGHT OF DECK:
60 ft est
YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1927, (closed 1959, demolished 1970)
George S. Richardson, chief engineer
Vernon R. Covell & Charles M. Reppert, engineers
Allegheny County Dept. of Public Works
Stanley L. Rousch, architect
Fort Pitt Bridge Works, superstructure
Sprague & Henwood, geo-technical contractors
Dravo Construction Co., piers and approaches
Construction begun in 1925. Built upstream adjacent to previous 1877 Point Bridge. South abutment still remains. Bridge removed 1970 during the construction of Point State Park.
view page - More information about bridge replacement due to Point State Park construction.
view page - Historic American Engineering Record report (PA-03) about historic bridges at Pittsburgh's Point.
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