Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge

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Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge
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Coordinates40°23′54″N 79°55′53″W / 40.3984°N 79.9314°W / 40.3984; -79.9314Coordinates: 40°23′54″N 79°55′53″W / 40.3984°N 79.9314°W / 40.3984; -79.9314
CarriesAllegheny Valley Railroad
CrossesMonongahela River
LocalePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Other name(s)Wheeling bridge
Characteristics
DesignPratt truss bridge
Materialsteel
Total length2,397 feet (731 m)
Longest span453 feet (138 m)
No. of spans3 main
Piers in water4
Clearance below50.5 feet (15.4 m)
History
Constructed byAmerican Bridge Company
Opened1884
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The Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge is a truss bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which carries the Allegheny Valley Railroad over the Monongahela River.

The span was constructed in 1884 and upgraded in 1915. It served the busy Wheeling division of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which in 1928, operated an average of 19 freight and 12 passenger trains across the structure each day. After B&O was absorbed into CSX Transportation, this company ran local freight trains across the bridge; the short line Allegheny Valley Railroad has a long term lease to manage this structure, which serves a route between its headquarters in an adjacent rail yard and Washington, Pennsylvania.[1]

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