Speers Railroad Bridge

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Speers Railroad Bridge
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Coordinates 40°07′39″N 79°52′45″W / 40.12751°N 79.87914°W / 40.12751; -79.87914Coordinates: 40°07′39″N 79°52′45″W / 40.12751°N 79.87914°W / 40.12751; -79.87914
Carries Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale North Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania and Speers, Pennsylvania
Other name(s) Belle Vernon Railroad Bridge
Characteristics
Design K Truss bridge
History
Opened 1931

The Speers Railroad Bridge, also called the Belle Vernon Railroad Bridge, carries the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway across the Monongahela River from Speers east to North Belle Vernon in the state of Pennsylvania. The structure was originally designed by the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad using a K-truss style that is rarely used outside of the Great Plains. The high level span passes features several smaller approach segments on the river's eastern bank due to the width of the valley.

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