Lane Bane Bridge

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Lane Bane Bridge
Lanebane.jpg
The bridge's main span crosses the Monongahela.
Coordinates 40°01′30″N 79°53′06″W / 40.02503°N 79.88509°W / 40.02503; -79.88509Coordinates: 40°01′30″N 79°53′06″W / 40.02503°N 79.88509°W / 40.02503; -79.88509
Carries 4 divided lanes of US 40
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Brownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge
Total length 2,133 feet (650 m)
Width 60 feet (18 m)
Longest span 518 feet (158 m)
History
Opened 1960
Western portion of span over West Brownsville.

The Lane Bane Bridge is a truss bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Brownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The high level bridge was constructed in 1960 and was originally designed to be part of the Mon-Fayette Expressway. A 3 miles (4.8 km) freeway segment stretches from the west bank of the bridge, and a final exit is contained directly on the eastern shore. The structure is designed not only to provide a river crossing without having to enter the associated deep valley, but it also carries vehicles high above the main streets of West Brownsville.

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