George Westinghouse Bridge

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Westinghouse, George, Memorial Bridge
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George Westinghouse Bridge at the western terminus of North Versailles Township
George Westinghouse Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
George Westinghouse Bridge
Location US 30 at Turtle Creek, North Versailles Township, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°23′38″N 79°50′16″W / 40.39389°N 79.83778°W / 40.39389; -79.83778Coordinates: 40°23′38″N 79°50′16″W / 40.39389°N 79.83778°W / 40.39389; -79.83778
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929-September 10, 1932[2]
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Other, Parabolic arch
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 77001120[1]
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. Its 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.[3] It had its grand opening on Saturday, September 10, 1932[2] as the world's longest concrete arch span structure.[3] It cost $1.75 million ($30.2 million in 2014 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.

Notable attractions visible while driving across the bridge include the Edgar Thomson Steel Works (U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works) and Kennywood Park.

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The bridge was featured in the 2011 film Warrior starring Nick Nolte and Jennifer Morrison.

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