PRR Port Perry Bridge

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PRR Port Perry Bridge
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Coordinates 40°23′14″N 79°51′05″W / 40.3871°N 79.8513°W / 40.3871; -79.8513Coordinates: 40°23′14″N 79°51′05″W / 40.3871°N 79.8513°W / 40.3871; -79.8513
Carries Norfolk Southern Railway Port Perry Branch
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale North Versailles Township, Pennsylvania and Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge
Longest span 409.5 feet (124.8 m)
Clearance below 45.6 feet (13.9 m)
History
Opened 1903

The PPR Port Perry Bridge is a truss bridge that carries the Norfolk Southern Railway across the Monongahela River between the Pennsylvania towns of North Versailles Township, and Duquesne. The bridge was built to serve the Pennsylvania Railroad, to provide better access to industrial sites, and to help through trains bypass downtown Pittsburgh. Today, the bridge and corresponding route serve a similar purpose and are used to allow high-level loads, especially double-stacked container cars, to avoid the narrower routes through Pittsburgh.

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