Jerome Street Bridge – McKeesport PA

Description

"The Jerome Street Bridge replaces two narrow steel bridges erected in 1890 and crosses the Youghiogheny River to McKeesport. It was completed in August 1939 at a construction cost of $575,033 and a project cost of $783,124."
(Short and Brown)

"The Jerome Street Bridge, is an arch bridge across the Youghiogheny River connecting the east and west banks of the Pittsburgh industrial suburb of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. It was engineered by George S. Richardson.[2] Originally, an 1880s truss bridge stood on the site. This structure mainly served streetcar traffic and was inadequate for automobiles. A Great Depression-era public works bond was provided to fund the creation of a new auto-centric four lane highway bridge."
(Wikipedia)

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
783124

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/Jerome_Street_Bridge

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Location Info


Lysle Blvd.
McKeesport, PA 15132

Location notes:
Also known as the Lysle Blvd Bridge.

Coordinates: 40.350518, -79.869931

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