Regis R. Malady Bridge

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Regis R. Malady Bridge
Elizabeth Bridge Pa.jpg
Coordinates 40°16′30″N 79°53′17″W / 40.2751°N 79.8881°W / 40.2751; -79.8881Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 79°53′17″W / 40.2751°N 79.8881°W / 40.2751; -79.8881
Carries 4 divided lanes of PA 51
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Other name(s) Elizabeth Bridge
Characteristics
Design Steel arch bridge
Material steel
Longest span 434.5 feet (132.4 m)
Piers in water 2
Clearance below 50.0 feet (15.2 m)
History
Opened 1948

The Regis R. Malady Bridge, commonly known as the Elizabeth Bridge, is an arch bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. The bridge features freeway ramps at either end, with an exit to Third Street in Elizabeth (signed as Elizabeth/Glassport) on the south bank and exits for Route 837 North to Clairton and Route 837 South to West Elizabeth on the north bank. This bridge replaces an 1893 arch structure that sat at the same location. The bridge was renamed in 1985[1] after Regis Malady, a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives whose district included a number of Mon Valley communities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SENATE BILL No. 924 Session of 1985". June 3, 1985. Retrieved March 22, 2010.