Point Bridge (Pittsburgh)
Point Bridge at Fort Pitt Blvd. in 1968
|Official name||South Side Point Bridge|
|Design||cantilever through truss|
|Total length||1,120 feet (340 m)|
|Width||38 feet (12 m)|
|Longest span||670 feet (200 m)|
|Clearance below||60 feet (18 m)|
|Opened||June 20, 1927|
|Closed||June 21, 1959|
Point Bridge I
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In 1877, a suspension bridge called the Point Bridge was built over the Monongahela River, and is retroactively referred to as Point Bridge I by locals since being replaced by the second Point Bridge, which is sometimes called "Point Bridge II".
Point Bridge II
It was closer to the point than its Allegheny River counterpart, the Manchester Bridge. It landed roughly where the plaza around the Point fountain begins on the north side, and less than a tenth of a mile east of the Duquesne Incline on the south side. The south landing remains, partly shrouded by trees, between West Station Square Drive and West Carson Street. The bridge passed over an elevated span above the Point to connect the two bridges.
- Manchester Bridge (Pittsburgh)
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
- List of crossings of the Monongahela River
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- "Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County - Point Bridge 1927-1970". May 15, 2002. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
- "Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA,2-PITBU,38-". April 1970. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-5, "Point Bridge, Spanning Monongahela River at Point of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA", 6 photos, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page (second bridge)
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