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This is a list of all 9 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Allegheny River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1845 Pittsburgh Aqueduct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:27
Structurae ID:0006118
References:BOB, BOP, BPL, HBE, ONF, PTS2, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct
Status:Removed, 1861
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:7
Main spans:7 x 162f
Notes
  • In use until 1860.
1860 Allegheny River (Sixth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:59
Structurae ID:0007343
References:BOB, BOP, BPL, HBE, PBR, PTS2, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1892
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 344f
Side spans:2 x 171f
Deck width:40f
Notes
  • BPL cites this bridge as the first suspension bridge with metal towers. However, at least two earlier suspension bridges (1857 Watertown, New York and 1856 Bidwell Bar, California) are known to have metal towers and even Roebling's 1846 Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh had cast iron towers.
  • Next to 1884 North Side (Seventh Street) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1871 Warren (Hickory Street)
Warren, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:75
References:AAJ, EOV, HAERPA461, HBE, PTS2
Principals:George W. Fishler
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1918
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:470f
Deck width:29f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1876 Petroleum Street (Oil City)
Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:83
References:AAJ, HAERPA461, HBE, PTS2, TRS
Principals:Charles Roebling
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:500f
Notes
  • AAJ: Rebuilt, 1884, 1905.
1884 North Side (Seventh Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:91
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PBR, PTS2
Principals:Gustav Lindenthal
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1924
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 320f
Side spans:2 x 165f
Deck width:42f

Notes
1926 Andy Warhol (Seventh Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:148
Structurae ID:0002306
O'Donnell ID:30
Coordinates:N 40.44626 W 80.00145
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:442f
Side spans:2 x 221f
Deck width:62f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1927 Rachel Carson (Ninth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:150
Structurae ID:0004771
O'Donnell ID:31
Coordinates:N 40.44669 W 79.99980
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:430f
Side spans:2 x 215f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:158
Structurae ID:0004770
O'Donnell ID:29
Coordinates:N 40.44558 W 80.00332
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, PTS2, SSS, USS
Principals:Vernon R. Covell, T.J. Wilkerson, A.D. Nutter, H.E. Dodge, Stanley L. Roush
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:430f
Side spans:2 x 215f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(conveyor bridge)
Starbrick, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:1951
O'Donnell ID:451
Coordinates:N 41.837083 W 79.20475
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Conveyor
Status:Removed (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~380f
Notes
  • Crossed a portion of the Allegheny River to Mead Island.
  • Appears to have been removed 2006-2008. Jason Oliphant writes in early 2009: "The north shore suspension supports still exist but the bridge doesn't. I have no idea when it was taken down but I can say that it wasn't there in summer 2008."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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