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This is a list of all 6 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Monongahela 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.
1846 Monongahela (Smithfield Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:28
Structurae ID:0007338
References:BOB, BOP, BPL, HBE, ONF, PBR, PTS2
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1882
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:8
Main spans:8 x 188f
Deck width:20f
1852 Fairmont and Palatine
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:39
References:EOV, PTS2
Principals:James L. Randolph
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
1854 Morgantown
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:49
References:AAJ, EN19070918, EOV, HBE, PTS2
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:608f
Deck width:20f
Notes
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1876 Point
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:84
Structurae ID:0006126
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, HBE, IEA, ONF, PBR, PTS2, SA19000106
Principals:Edward Hemberle
Use:Vehicular and Rail (streetcar)
Status:Demolished, 1927
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:1
Main span:800f
Deck width:34f
Notes
  • Partial floor collapse requiring extensive repairs, December 24, 1903. Repaired, 1904. Demolished 1927.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1931 South Tenth Street (South Side)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:173
Structurae ID:0004772
O'Donnell ID:28
Coordinates:N 40.43166 W 79.989
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BOP, BPL, PBR, SSS, USS
Principals:Sydney A. Shubin
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:750f
Side spans:2 x 275f
Deck width:54f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
Labelle Preparation Plant
Vestaburg and Labelle, Pennsylvania, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:2536
O'Donnell ID:842
Coordinates:N 40.01213 W 79.98867
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Conveyor
Status:Demolished (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
Notes
  • Likely built 1949-1953. Huge derelict industrial conveyor suspension bridge, mostly demolished by 2011. Patrick S. O'Donnell estimated the main span at approximately 750 feet.
  • Mostly demolished as of late 2011.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz

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