Wabash Bridge (Pittsburgh)
Wabash Bridge 1938
|Design||cantilever through truss (removed) piers: rusticated stone|
|Total length||1,504 feet (458 m)|
|Longest span||812 feet (247 m)|
|Piers in water||2|
|Clearance above||46 feet (14 m)|
1946 (closed to traffic)|
The Wabash Bridge was a railroad bridge across the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh. It was constructed between 1902 and 1904 by railroad magnate George J. Gould for his Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway.
The terminal and warehouses were destroyed by fire in 1946 and the bridge was demolished in 1948 after years of neglect. The steel from the bridge was used in the construction of the Dravosburg Bridge in 1948.
Two piers remain in place today, the only remnants of the bridge still in place at the original site.
The Wabash Tunnel, which carried the railroad through the hills south of the Monongahela River, sat abandoned for more than 50 years before reopening to one-way auto traffic in 2004.
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