George D. Stuart Bridge

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George D. Stuart Bridge
Tarentumbridge.jpg
Coordinates 40°35′49″N 79°45′18″W / 40.5969°N 79.7550°W / 40.5969; -79.7550Coordinates: 40°35′49″N 79°45′18″W / 40.5969°N 79.7550°W / 40.5969; -79.7550
Carries 4 lanes of PA-366.svg PA 366
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale New Kensington and Tarentum
Other name(s) Tarentum Bridge
Characteristics
Design Deck truss bridge
Longest span 428.0 feet (130.5 m)
Clearance below 47.9 feet (14.6 m)
History
Opened 1952

The George D. Stuart Bridge (commonly known as the Tarentum Bridge) is a steel deck truss bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Allegheny River between New Kensington and Tarentum in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

From its opening in 1952 until 1961,[1] it featured a 10 cent toll. Originally named the Tarentum–Valley Heights Bridge, the name was changed to honor Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representative George D. Stuart. Stuart, who also edited the Valley News Dispatch, a New Kensington newspaper, and had continuously lobbied for bridge construction along the Allegheny.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGHBridges - Tarentum Bridge". May 2, 2000. Retrieved January 31, 2010.