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Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio River Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, West of Beaver River, Beaver, Beaver County, PA

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio River Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, West of Beaver River, Beaver, Beaver County, PA



Significance: The bridge is significant for its relatively long and heavy cantilever truss, planned shortly before the Quebec cantilever bridge collapse of 1907. Rather than select a different design, the railroad proceeded, implementing design checks and strict quality control procedures. Despite a conservative overall design, the bridge includes a number of innovative structural details. The substructure is also significant for its early use of concrete pier caissons.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N583
Survey number: HAER PA-510
Building/structure dates: 1908-1910 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Raymer, A R
Lucius, Albert
Wolfel, Paul L
Dravo Contracting Company
McClintic-Marshall Construction Company
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
CSX Transportation
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), sponsor
Spivey, Justin M, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer


Beaver Falls (Pa.)40.69534, -80.30478
Google Map of 40.6953437, -80.30478459999999


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