Sewickley Bridge

A classic truss bridge that spans the Ohio between Sewickley and just west of Coraopolis; it may come as a surprise to find that it was built as late as 1981. Here we see it from the hill above Sewickley.

Sixteenth Street Bridge

The Sixteenth Street Bridge, built in 1922, is now officially named for David McCullough, the historian. It is a splendidly ornate bridge, and Father Pitt thinks (he welcomes corrections) that it is the only one of Pittsburgh’s major bridges to be named for someone still living. Mr. McCullough certainly deserves the honor if anyone does.

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The New Smithfield Street Bridge

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“Pennsylvania.—New Steel Bridge Recently Erected Over the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh.” From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, August 11, 1883. Note that the bridge is half today’s width; the upstream half was added later.