Homestead Grays Bridge – Pittsburgh PA

Description

"The Pittsburgh-Homestead high-level bridge, which spans the Monongahela River, replaces the obsolete Brown's highway bridge and eliminates two railroad grade crossings and a circuitous approach. The total length of the bridge and its approaches is 4,200 feet and the bridge itself is approximately 3,100 feet long. The main river spans consist of four Wichert continuous steel trusses, each of the two central spans being 533.3 feet in length and the two end spans 291 feet each. The approach spans in Homestead consist of seven girder spans and six Wichert continuous truss spans with a total length of 1,450 feet.

The project was completed in August 1939 at a construction cost of $1,933,145 and a project cost of $2,765,509."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
2765509

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Grays_Bridge
http://pghbridges.com/pittsburghE/0591-4473/homestead.htm

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Location Info


Browns Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Location notes:
Also known as the Homestead High Level Bridge. This bridge connects Homestead and Pittsburgh across the Monongahela River.

Coordinates: 40.410890, -79.918919

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