Brady Street Bridge

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Brady Street Bridge
Brady Street Bridge HAER PA1.jpg
1974 HAER photograph of the Brady Street Bridge
Coordinates 40°26′00″N 79°58′25″W / 40.4334°N 79.9735°W / 40.4334; -79.9735Coordinates: 40°26′00″N 79°58′25″W / 40.4334°N 79.9735°W / 40.4334; -79.9735
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Characteristics
Design Steel truss bridge
Total length 2,250 feet (690 m)
Longest span 520 feet (160 m)
History
Opened 1896[1]
Closed 1976

The Brady Street Bridge, also known as the South 22nd Street Bridge, was a steel tied-arch bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which crossed over the Monongahela River at South 22nd Street. It was replaced by the Birmingham Bridge in 1976, and was demolished on May 29, 1978. The bridge's main span was a tied arch with a suspended road deck, with two through-truss side spans, carrying two traffic lanes between Brady Street on the Pittsburgh side and South 22nd Street on the south side. Approach viaducts were built at either end. The bridge was built by the Schultz Bridge and Iron Company.[2]

After the Brady Street Bridge came down, railings from its remains were rescued by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and utilized in the construction of the Station Square station.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grata, Joe (March 2, 2008). "Getting Around: Birmingham Bridge linked to controversy since opening". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  2. ^ a b Van Trump, James D. (1973). "Brady Street Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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