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Smithfield Street Bridge

Smithfield Street Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Lenticular bridge
Function / usage: Tramway, light or metro rail bridge
Road bridge
Built: 1881 - 1883
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Monongahela River
Replaces Smithfield Street Bridge (1846)
Coordinates: 40° 26' 6.00" N    80° 0' 7.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 306.9 m
main spans 2 x 109.7 m

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

1891

A third truss is added widening the bridge to roughly twice the original width.

Participants

Engineering
Construction
Deck replacement (1933)
Contractor
Aluminum construction

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001303
Created: 11/02/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013