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Washington Crossing Bridge (Pittsburgh)

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Washington Crossing Bridge
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Coordinates

40°28′22″N 79°58′07″W / 40.4728°N 79.9686°W / 40.4728; -79.9686Coordinates: 40°28′22″N 79°58′07″W / 40.4728°N 79.9686°W / 40.4728; -79.9686{{#coordinates:40.4728|-79.9686|type:landmark|||||| |primary |name=

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Carries 40th Street
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale Pittsburgh and Millvale
Other name(s) 40th Street Bridge
Maintained by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Characteristics
Design Arch bridge
Material steel
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Width 3 lanes
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Piers in water 4
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History
Designer Benno Janssen, Janssen & Cocken
Opened 1924
Designated 2004[1]

The Washington Crossing Bridge, commonly known as the Fortieth Street Bridge, is an arch bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Allegheny River between the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Lawrenceville and the suburb of Millvale.

History

The bridge was originally built to accommodate two lanes of traffic and one streetcar line; a 1982 re-decking allowed for the creation of a reversible third automobile lane.[2]

The bridge received its name because it is located at a historically significant site pertaining to George Washington's military career. In 1753, then-Major Washington was dispatched to give French forces an ultimatum to negotiate for the return of the lands that today make up Western Pennsylvania to the British or to prepare for a military strike. Crossing the Allegheny on a wooden raft, Washington was nearly killed when his vessel overturned at this site.

See also

References

  1. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Bridges & Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - Washington Crossing Bridge". October 10, 2000. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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