New Geneva Bridge

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New Geneva Bridge
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Carries Norfolk Southern Monongahela Subdivision
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Nicholson Township and Monongahela Township, Pennsylvania
Design Truss bridge
Total length 950 feet (290 m)
Longest span 475 feet (145 m)
Opened 1912
Coordinates 39°46′52″N 79°56′05″W / 39.78111°N 79.93472°W / 39.78111; -79.93472Coordinates: 39°46′52″N 79°56′05″W / 39.78111°N 79.93472°W / 39.78111; -79.93472

The New Geneva Bridge is a truss bridge that carries the Norfolk Southern Railway across the Monongahela River between Nicholson Township and Monongahela Township, Pennsylvania. The bridge was originally built to serve the Monongahela Railroad; it has long been part of a heavily traveled coal route. At the time of construction, it was the largest bridge ever constructed using end launching.[1] The structure is just upriver from Friendship Hill National Historic Site.

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  1. ^ Spivey, Justin M. (April 2000). "Monongahela Railroad, New Geneva Bridge". Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 

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