Lane Bane Bridge

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Lane Bane Bridge
Lanebane.jpg
The bridge's main span crosses the Monongahela.
Coordinates40°01′30″N 79°53′06″W / 40.02503°N 79.88509°W / 40.02503; -79.88509Coordinates: 40°01′30″N 79°53′06″W / 40.02503°N 79.88509°W / 40.02503; -79.88509
Carries4 divided lanes of US 40
CrossesMonongahela River
LocaleBrownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Characteristics
DesignTruss bridge
Total length2,133 feet (650 m)
Width60 feet (18 m)
Longest span518 feet (158 m)
History
Opened1960
Western portion of span over West Brownsville.

The Lane Bane Bridge is a truss bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Brownsville, Pennsylvania and West Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The high level bridge was constructed in 1960 and was originally designed to be part of the Mon-Fayette Expressway. A 3 miles (4.8 km) freeway segment stretches from the west bank of the bridge, and a final exit is contained directly on the eastern shore. The structure is designed not only to provide a river crossing without having to enter the associated deep valley, but it also carries vehicles high above the main streets of West Brownsville.

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