George Westinghouse Bridge
Westinghouse, George, Memorial Bridge
George Westinghouse Bridge at the western terminus of North Versailles Township
|Location||US 30 at Turtle Creek, North Versailles Township, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Built||1929-September 10, 1932|
|Architectural style||Other, Parabolic arch|
|NRHP Reference #||77001120|
|Added to NRHP||March 28, 1977|
George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, carries U.S. Route 30, the Lincoln Highway, 240 feet (73 m) over the Turtle Creek Valley where it joins the Monongahela River Valley east of Pittsburgh. It has a total length of 1,598 feet (487 m) comprising five spans. The longest, central span is 460 feet (140 m), with the deck height 240 feet (73 m) above the valley floor. It had its grand opening on Saturday, September 10, 1932 as the world's longest concrete arch span structure. It cost $1.75 million ($30.2 million in 2015 dollars).
Named for George Westinghouse (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914), the American entrepreneur and engineer. Nearby was the famous Westinghouse Electric Corporation East Pittsburgh Works, which is now an industrial park.
- Westinghouse Memorial
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
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- Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
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- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-446, "George Westinghouse Bridge, Spanning Turtle Creek at Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), East Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA", 10 photos, 1 color transparency, 14 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge at pghbridges.com
- George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge at Structurae
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