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Pennsylvania Railroad, West Brownsville Junction Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River, north of U.S. Route 40, West Brownsville, Washington County, PA



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Location
north of U.S. Route 40, West Brownsville, PA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER PA-556
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N638).
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Brownsville, Fayette County, PA.
Significance: This bridge's 401'-long Petit through truss is typical of long spans required on Monongahela River navigation. Its approaches feature an early installation of a reinforced concrete slab floor.

Subjects
Railroad Bridges
Truss Bridges


Related Names
Leonard, H. R.
Pennsylvania Steel Company
Lucius Engineering Company
Pennsylvania Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Norfolk Southern Railroad
Spivey, Justin M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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