Neville Island Bridge

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Neville Island Bridge
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Coordinates 40°30′48″N 80°08′05″W / 40.5133°N 80.1347°W / 40.5133; -80.1347Coordinates: 40°30′48″N 80°08′05″W / 40.5133°N 80.1347°W / 40.5133; -80.1347
Carries 6 lanes of I-79Pittsburgh PA Yellow Belt shield.svg
Crosses Ohio River and Neville Island, Pennsylvania
Locale Between Glenfield, Pennsylvania, Neville Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Official name Pittsburgh Naval & Shipbuilders Memorial Bridge 1941–1945
Characteristics
Design Steel bowstring arch bridge
Longest span 725 feet
Clearance below 68 feet
History
Opened 1976

The Neville Island Bridge is a tied arch bridge which carries Interstate 79 and the Yellow Belt across the Ohio River and over Neville Island, west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

Construction[edit]

Opening in 1976, after five years of construction, the Neville Island Bridge was the last link to finish on the 180 mile long I-79. It is also the second longest single spanning bridge in Allegheny County. The engineers who built it were the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot), making it with a 125' arch.[2]

Improvements[edit]

During 2010 PennDot completed a $20.8 million improvement of I-76, Neville Island Bridge as well as other intersections.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "unknown". pghbridges.com. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "I-79, Neville Island Bridge". www.americanbridge.net. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Schmitz, Jon (18 August 2009). "Neville Island Bridge project to bring closures, restrictions". www.post-gazette.com. Retrieved 11 November 2012.