George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge

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U.S. 30 at Turtle Creek; East Pittsburgh, PA

Open-spandrel arch bridge over Turtle Creek on US 30 in East Pittsburgh

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Description 

Hailed as "America's Longest Concrete-Arch Bridge" when it opened in 1932, the bridge's main span remains one of the longest concrete arch spans in the U.S. This structure represents the highest engineering skill in concrete arch bridge construction. Engineers designing and construction the bridge overcame challenges presented by the extreme depth and width of Turtle Creek valley, which this bridge spans. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER PA-446)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1977
Reference number
77001120
NR name
Westinghouse, George, Memorial Bridge
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Parabolic arch
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1930; 1932

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 6, 2012: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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