Fortieth Street Bridge

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Also known as: Washington Crossing Bridge
Fortieth St. over Allegheny River, Pittsburgh;Millvale, Pennsylvania

Three-span steel arch bridge over Allegheny River on Fortieth Street (Route 2124) in Pittsburgh

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Description 

The bridge is an outstanding example of a long-span metal deck arch bridge. Its unique architectural details, forged in a successful collaboration between architects and engineers in the design and construction of the bridge, add to its significance. The bridge is also significant because its construction was the culmination of a conflict over Allegheny River bridge heights between the U.S. War Department and local governments. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-447)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
88000820
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Long-span deck arch bridge
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1924

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2012: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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