Bridge across the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania.

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Bridges, Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.), Washington County
Other titlesExtending time for Washington and Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania, to bridge Monongahela River
SeriesH.rp.126
The Physical Object
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Pagination2 p.
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Until a bridge was built across the river, Brownsville was the western terminus. Redstone Creek is a local tributary stream of the Monongahela River, entering just north of Brownsville. Its color came from the ferrous sandstone that lined its bed, as well as the sandstone heights near the Old : Fayette.

The Wabash Bridge was a railroad bridge across the Monongahela River at was constructed between and by railroad magnate George J. Gould for his Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway. The Wabash Bridge carried rail traffic from the elaborate Wabash Terminal in downtown Pittsburgh to the Wabash Tunnel in Mt.

rail cars were from the Wabash-Pittsburg Crosses: Monongahela River.

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Bridge across Monongahela River, Pennsylvania by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce; 4 editions; First published in Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 7 books James Veech, 2 books Zadok Cramer, 1 book David E.

Gratz, 1 book Howard L. Leckey, 1 book Bernard Lee Butcher, 1 book John S. Van Voorhis, 1 book Richard T. Wiley, 1 book Henry Haymond, 1 book John P.

Hoerr, 1 book William Garbarino, 1 book Millie Covey Fry, 1 book Bernard K. Means, 1 book. American Bridge Company. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Vehicular bridge. The Charleroi-Monessen Bridge is significant as a rare surviving example of a long, multiple-span metal truss bridge.

Built as a toll bridge to carry vehicular, pedestrian, and trolley traffic across the Monongahela River, the bridge improved regional. Construction of a bridge across the Monongahela River at North Charleroi surmounted a formidable natural barrier and completed a regional street railroad transportation network that stretched from urban Pittsburgh to developing Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

The Charleroi- Monessen Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic. The Monongahela Incline, built inis located near the Smithfield Street bridge, directly across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh.

It has a length of feet, a height of feet, and a grade of 78%. Its lower station is across the /5(K). In Septemberyear-old Elliott Erwitt stepped off a Greyhound bus in Pittsburgh and, new to the city, took a small, rented room at the YMCA downtown.

The Paris-born Erwitt had traveled to Pittsburgh from New York at the invitation of Roy Stryker, the former head of the Information Division of the federal government’s Farm Security Administration.

hot metal bridge (across the monongahela river) and carrie furnaces no. 3 and no. 4 from the top of water tower. the edgar thomson works is visible beyond hot metal bridge. jet haer pa,2-home,2atif 5, × Instance of: river. Monongahela, referred to locally as Mon City, is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United is part of the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city population was 4, at the census.

One of only two cities in Washington County, and the second smallest city in Pennsylvania (after Parker County: Washington.

Smithfield Street Bridge, The Smithfield Street Bridge, spanning the Monongahela River at Smithfield Street, has undergone many changes, some radical, others merely cosmetic.

The first Smithfield Street Bridge crossed the Monongahela River in and was likely the first bridge across any of the three rivers in the Pittsburgh area. The Panhandle Bridge (officially the Monongahela River Bridge) carries two rail lines of the Port Authority "T" line across the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, name comes from Pennsylvania Railroad subsidiary Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St.

Louis Railroad, also known as the Panhandle Route, which operated over the bridge. The basic structure was built inand. Bridge management 4. Rehabilitation of the Monongahela Connecting Railroad Bridge (Mon Conn Bridge) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA was constructed circa to carry steel mill trains across the Monongahela River (see Figure 1).

Until the early s, trains—typically consisting of two ladle cars—carried molten iron produced in blast. Bridges at the Point. Union Bridge (across the Allegheny River) Begun - Opened to traffic - Demolished - May, Point Bridge I (across the Monongahela River) Begun - July, Opened to traffic - April, Demolished - Manchester Bridge (across the Allegheny) Begun - April, Opened to traffic - August, Washington Pa / Monongahela River History, and Current Events.

K likes. carried the Pennsylvania Railroad across the Conemaugh River. The debris carried by the flood formed a temporary dam at the bridge, resulting in the flood surge rolling upstream along the Stoney Creek River.

Eventually, gravity caused the surge to return to the dam. Two ships in the United States Navy have been named Monongahela for the river.

The river was the site of a famous airplane crash that has become the subject of numerous urban legends and conspiracy in the morning of Janua B bomber en route from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to Olmsted Air Force Base in Pennsylvania crashed into the river near the Glenwood.

The New Jersey Legislature passed an act for a bridge on March 3, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed a similar law on April 4,entitled “An Act to authorize the Governor of this Commonwealth to incorporate a company for erecting a Bridge over. The rivers of Pennsylvania have long had their fair share of mysterious creatures, in particular the Monongahela, which flows for miles from Pittsburgh where it then joins the Allegheny to go on to form the Ohio River, stretching down to the north-central part of West Virginia.

The Hot Metal Bridge across the Monongahela River was built to connect the blast furnaces (making pig iron) on one side of the river with the open hearth furnaces (making steel) on the other side of the river. Ina new plant was begun at Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

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Union Bridge (across the Allegheny River) Begun - Opened to traffic - Demolished - May, Point Bridge I (across the Monongahela River) Begun - July, Opened to traffic - April, Demolished - Manchester Bridge (across the Allegheny) Begun - April, Opened to traffic - August, Demolished - sunnier and autumn, - This is a collection of old photos and pics I could find of Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding era and how the people used to live.

See more 93 pins. The City Bridge was a 3 span steel truss in service untilwhen it was replaced by the new Monongahela City Bridge, seen in the background here. Inthe bridge was renamed the General Carl E. Vuono Bridge in honor of retired US Army general Carl Vuono, a Monongahela native.

All the commuters who drive across the Liberty Bridge and wait in rush hour traffic over the Monongahela River, and those traveling the Andy Warhol Bridge over the Allegheny River, can say they.

May GENERAL VIEW TOWARDS PITTSBURG ACROSS ALLEGHENY RIVER, SHOWING SMITHFIELD STREET BRIDGE FROM THE SOUTHWEST. - Smithfield Street Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River on HAER PA,2-PITBU,tif 5, × 3,; 17 MBInstance of: bridge.

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From that point, there were two options: The first was to cross the Ohio River on a major bridge and then cross the mountainous regions of the panhandle of W.

Virginia and south western Pennsylvania and enter into Pittsburg with a major bridge across the Monongahela River, the southern boundary of Pittsburgh. This line would require many. Illustration of the B bomber over the Monongahela River.

Courtesy of the B Recovery Group. Sixty years ago, at the height of our nation’s Cold War frenzy, an American military plane crashed into an icy Pittsburgh river, sparking one of our city’s most interesting – and enduring – unsolved mysteries. The Wabash Bridge over the Monongahela River as it appeared in Mt.

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Lebanon program addresses two centuries of bridgescarrying the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal across the Allegheny. This of course was the Rachel Carson Bridge, the only female bridge in this lineup. These bridges have cousins on the other side of town but they do not communicate. These are the snooty bridges that cross the Monongahela River.

The Smithfield Bridge, Liberty Bridge and the 10th st. Bridge.5/5(39). The Union Railroad Port Perry Bridge it is a truss bridge that carries the Pennsylvania Union Railroad across the Monongahela River between North Braddock, Pennsylvania and Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Industrial pipelines also adorn the bridge, as natural gas is transported between the communities.

Union Railroad is owned and operated by Transtar, Inc., a subsidiary of the United States Steel. High quality Pittsburgh Bridge gifts and merchandise. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world.

All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.The Pennsylvania Canal and the penitentiary are named. This map shows the first three river crossings built: the Monongahela River bridge inthe Allegheny River bridge inand the Pennsylvania Canal aqueduct built close to the time of this map.

The bridges were both covered wooden structures. In Part 1, I blogged about Nemacolin Castle, a mansion overlooking the Monongahela River (the Mon) in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Today I blog about another home on a hill above the Mon. At this new estate, I saw all of these: a Jefferson cabinet member’s “cursed” home, the rumored grave of this man’s dead bride, a live bride preparing.