View northwest (downstream)
Elevation drawing looking downstream|
View west showing oval perforations in truss web members;
Detail of railing
Stairway to North Second Ave, Elizabeth
Regis R. Malady Bridge
Elizabeth Borough - West Elizabeth
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Glassport - Zone 17; 0594 4458
motor vehicles, four lanes divided
sidewalks both sides
-- right descending bank of Monongahela River; PA51; McKeesport Rd and Market St, Elizabeth
-- left descending bank of Monongahela River; PA51, Clairton Blvd; PA837 [State St, Jefferson Hills; Fifth St, West Elizabeth]
-- (RDB to LDB) McKeesport Rd grade separation; North Third St; North Second St; North First St and CSX [PLE RR]; North Water St; Monongahela River at mile 22.8; First St; NS RR [Conrail]; PA837 grade separation
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
Cantilever arch through truss; deck steel girder viaduct
LENGTH OF MAIN SPAN:
TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
HEIGHT OF DECK:
50.0 ft, vertical clearance, channel span
Lock and Dam No. 2, Braddock, normal pool level 718.7 ft
YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
The trussed arch superstructure imitates Gustav Lindenthal's Hell Gate Bridge, as do the channel span of the McKees Rocks Bridge over the Ohio River and the Belle Vernon - Speers bridge carrying I-70 over the Monongahela River 20.5 miles upstream from this location.
Read the Field Notes for description of this bridge and an attempt to determine its age just by looking at it.
This bridge replaced an 1893 structure which used three camelback trusses to cross at Plum St.
USACE Monongahela River Nav. Charts
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