Brownsville Bridge

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Brownsville Bridge
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Other name(s) Intercounty Bridge
Carries SR 4025
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Brownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Design Truss bridge
Total length 945 feet (288 m)
Width 22.6 feet (6.9 m)
Longest span 520 feet (160 m)
Vertical clearance 20 feet (6.1 m)
Opened 1914
Brownsville Bridge
Brownsville Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Brownsville Bridge
Location LR 268 over Monongahela River, West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′21″N 79°53′24″W / 40.02250°N 79.89000°W / 40.02250; -79.89000Coordinates: 40°1′21″N 79°53′24″W / 40.02250°N 79.89000°W / 40.02250; -79.89000
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
Architect Herman & Armstrong; Ft. Pitt Bridge Works
Architectural style Pennsylvania Petit truss
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000834[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988
Approaching the bridge from West Brownsville.

The Brownsville Bridge, also known as the Intercounty Bridge, is a truss bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Brownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The bridge was completed in 1914 to replace an 1831 wooden structure that was ill-suited for the vehicular traffic that the National Road was beginning to carry. The famous federal route has crossed the river at this point since its inception, with ferry service in the early nineteenth century. In 1960, the Lane Bane Bridge was constructed just downstream and U.S. Route 40 was moved to the new high-level structure. Currently, the route serves local traffic and is meant to tie together the interconnected towns on each bank.

It is designated as a historic bridge by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Brownsville Bridge". Landmark Registry - Bridges. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 

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