Beaver River Bridge

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Beaver River Bridge
Official name Beaver River Bridge
Other name(s) Beaver Valley Bridge
Carries I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike)
Crosses Beaver River
Locale North Sewickley Township and Big Beaver
Total length 1,540 feet (470 m)

The Beaver River Bridge (also called "Beaver Valley Bridge") is a bridge that carries the Pennsylvania Turnpike across the Beaver River.[1] Built in 1951 and opened in 1952, the 61 year old bridge (as of 2012) is in the midst of being redesigned.[2] According to Pennsylvania Turnpike's article on its bridges, the Beaver River Bridge is taller than the Delaware River Bridge on the PA Turnpike's eastern terminus.[3] It is however shorter than the Mahoning River Bridge, which is a 1700 foot long span.[4] The bridge is an example of a mid-20th Century cantilever deck truss with efforts to save it due to it becoming rare from demolitions.[5]

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  1. ^ "High Voltage Line Shocks Worker on Beaver River Bridge". 
  2. ^ "Turnpike commission eying Beaver River Bridge replacement project". 
  3. ^ "Over the River and Through Penn's Woods". 
  4. ^ "Beaver Valley Expressway". 
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Turnpike Beaver River Bridge". 

Coordinates: 40°48′42″N 80°19′08″W / 40.811541°N 80.318996°W / 40.811541; -80.318996