Allegheny Aqueduct (Pittsburgh)

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Allegheny Aqueduct
Carries Pennsylvania Canal
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale Pittsburgh
Other name(s) Allegheny Aqueduct Bridge
Design suspension bridge
Material wood, charcoal iron wire rope
No. of spans 7 of 162 feet each
Designer John A. Roebling
Construction start 1844
Construction end 1845
Closed 1861

The Allegheny Aqueduct was John A. Roebling's first wire cable suspension bridge.[1] It was built in 1844 near the later Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge as a replacement for a wooden covered bridge aqueduct over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, part of the Pennsylvania Canal.


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Coordinates: 40°26′54″N 79°59′46″W / 40.448249°N 79.996068°W / 40.448249; -79.996068