Donora-Webster Bridge

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Donora-Webster Bridge
Carries 2 lanes of 10th Street
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Donora, Pennsylvania and Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge
Total length 1,531 feet (467 m)
Longest span 515 feet (157 m)
Clearance below 67 feet (20 m)
History
Opened 1908
Webster Donora Bridge
Webster-Donora Bridge.jpg
Webster Donora Bridge in 1982
Donora-Webster Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
Donora-Webster Bridge
Location A 143 over Monongahela River, Donora, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°11′3″N 79°51′8″W / 40.18417°N 79.85222°W / 40.18417; -79.85222Coordinates: 40°11′3″N 79°51′8″W / 40.18417°N 79.85222°W / 40.18417; -79.85222
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1906
Architect Wylie,William; Sofias Construction Company
Architectural style Multiple-span through truss
Governing body State
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP Reference # 88000813[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The Donora-Webster Bridge is a truss bridge spanning the Monongahela River between the borough of Donora, Pennsylvania and the village of Webster in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Originally built in 1908 to serve rail traffic, the bridge was eventually fully converted in 1938 for automobile use only.[citation needed] The structure connects Route 837 on the west bank of the river and Route 906 on the east side. As of July 14, 2009, the Donora-Webster bridge was closed due to its structural deficiency and will be demolished during 2015. The closest open crossings are at Route 1022 (Donora-Monessen Bridge) to the south (upstream), and the Route 136 (Monongahela City Bridge) to the north (downstream), a several-mile detour either way.

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. ^ "Webster-Donora Bridge". Landmark Registry - Bridges. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 

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