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West End-North Side Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, approximately 1 mile downstream from confluence of Monongahela & Allegheny rivers, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

West End-North Side Bridge, Spanning Ohio River, approximately 1 mile downstream from confluence of Monongahela & Allegheny rivers, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

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description

Summary

Photographs cover approach spans only; Ohio River span not shown.
Significance: After two decades of agitation by the local business community, the West End-North Side Bridge was completed in 1932 by the American Bridge Company under contract to Allegheny County. The main span is a graceful, 778-foot long, tied-arch structure which employed pre-stressed hangers between the twin arches and the bottom chords. This bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 for the engineering and aesthetic qualities of the main span. Approaches to the high level main span are by three pony trusses on the south and four pony trusses on the north.
Survey number: HAER PA-96
Building/structure dates: 1931- 1932 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1948 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1955 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1958 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1977 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 79003143

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
American Bridge Company
Tranter, Henry
Allegheny County Department of Public Works
Foundation Company
GAI Consultants, Incorporated, contractor
Policicchio, Frank, field team
Jones, Gregory S, field team
Prizner, John S, field team
West, Dennis M, field team
Wylie, James H, field team
Knopp, Norma J, field team
Houston, Robert J, project manager
McHugh, William P, project manager
Shaw, Dan, photographer
Shaw, Dan, photographer
Bauman, John, historian
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Location

Pittsburgh (Pa.)40.44062, -79.99589
Google Map of 40.44062479999999, -79.9958864
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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