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Old Brownsville Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River & Water Street at State Route 2067, Brownsville, Fayette County, PA

Old Brownsville Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River & Water Street at State Route 2067, Brownsville, Fayette County, PA

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Summary

Significance: The Pennsylvania truss bridge spans the Monongahela River between Brownsville and West Brownsville. The bridge is heavily constructed of built-up members and eye-bars, and is a significant landmark in Brownsville. Built jointly by Fayette and Washington counties, the bridge was considered an engineering marvel in its time. It was built along the route of old U.S. Route 40, the former National Road.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N451
Survey number: HAER PA-472
Building/structure dates: 1914 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 88000834

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Porter, George A
Chaney & Armstrong
Crossan Construction Company
Fort Pitt Bridge Company
Laub, Hermann
Fayette County Commissioners
Washington County Commissioners
West Penn Railways Company
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, sponsor
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
Gruen, Jason Philip, historian
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Location

Brownsville Junction40.02369, -79.88394
Google Map of 40.0236854, -79.8839357
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