Stan Musial Bridge

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Stan Musial Bridge
Other name(s) Donora-Monessen Bridge
Carries 4 divided lanes of SR 1022
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Donora, Pennsylvania and Monessen, Pennsylvania
Design Truss bridge
Material steel
Total length 2,141.1 feet (652.6 m)
Width 75.5 feet (23.0 m)
Longest span 680.2 feet (207.3 m)[1]
Piers in water 2
Opened 1972
Coordinates 40°09′45″N 79°51′41″W / 40.1625°N 79.8615°W / 40.1625; -79.8615Coordinates: 40°09′45″N 79°51′41″W / 40.1625°N 79.8615°W / 40.1625; -79.8615

The Stan Musial Bridge, commonly known as the Donora-Monessen Bridge, is a truss bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Donora, Pennsylvania and Monessen, Pennsylvania. The bridge was built in 1972, as part of a 1960s-era project to increase access to the industrial Monongahela Valley through a semi-freeway connection to Interstate 70. However, the decline of the steel sector halted area road construction, and the entire project was not completed until 1989. The road was originally named for former State Representative C. Vance DeiCas.[2]

In 2011, a bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to rename the structure for Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial, a Donora native. Effective January 8, 2012, Musial's name adorned the bridge.[1]

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