Pittsburgh s Bridges

Pittsburgh's Bridges takes a comprehensive look at the design, construction, and, sometimes, demolition of the bridges that shaped Pittsburgh, ranging from the covered bridges of yesterday to those that define the skyline today.

Author: Todd Wilson, PE and Helen Wilson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467134248

Category: History

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Pittsburgh is the "City of Bridges," and what remarkable bridges they are! The area's challenging topography of deep ravines and mighty rivers--the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio--set the stage for engineers, architects, and contractors to conquer the terrain with a variety of distinctive spans. Many were designed to be beautiful as well as functional. While other cities may have one signature bridge, Pittsburgh has such a wide variety that no single bridge can represent it. Pittsburgh's Bridges takes a comprehensive look at the design, construction, and, sometimes, demolition of the bridges that shaped Pittsburgh, ranging from the covered bridges of yesterday to those that define the skyline today.
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The Bridges of Pittsburgh

Documents Pittsburgh's status as the "City of Bridges" (it has more bridges at 446 than any other city in the WORLD).

Author: Bob Regan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0977042928

Category: Bridges

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Documents Pittsburgh's status as the "City of Bridges" (it has more bridges at 446 than any other city in the WORLD). Includes background on the history and types of bridges; profiles Pittsburgh's bridge pioneers (Roebling, Lindenthal, Ferris, Richardson); explores historical and contemporary bridges; looks at the variety of bridge types and styles; describes several unique Pittsburgh bridges; and includes 10 self-guided tours.
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Historic Bridges

The chapters of this book devoted to historical bridges deal with their history,
management, evaluation, preservation, rehabilitation ... By the time I got to
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, I knew many of Pittsburgh's historic
bridges from ...

Author: Hojjat Adeli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420079964

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Explore Historic Bridge Design through the Perspective of Modern Engineering Historic Bridges:Evaluation, Preservation, and Management provides both an admiring and a technical account of bridge engineering through an exploration of several remarkable examples. From ancient China to modern-day Minnesota, the book discusses the history and structural evaluation of bridges, as well as their preservation, and restoration. With chapters written by renowned engineers, this unique resource — Compares the techniques and materials used in building three railroad bridges that traversed the Mississippi at the same site in 1865, 1887, and 1910 Investigates a legendary stone-arch bridge constructed in Ancient China in 606 A.D. Demonstrates how historians and engineers in Milwaukee found an approach to new bridge design that balances modern design standards with aesthetic interpretation Details a collaborative team approach to historic bridge management in Minnesota Considers the design and repair process of rapidly disappearing wrought iron bridges Discusses preservation of stone masonry aqueducts on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal An educational treatise for engineers and historical preservationists, this work includes a wealth of illustrations and scientific tables. Demonstrating historic engineering significance beyond their utilitarian function, the bridges encountered in these pages are true landmarks, as worthy of emulation as they are preservation.
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A Study of Public Works Investment in the United States

The average age of Pittsburgh's bridges is 50 years , with individual ages ranging
from less than one year to over 70 years . Prior to 1968 , no organized bridge
inspection program existed in Pittsburgh ; inspections were performed
infrequently ...

Author: Consad Research Corporation

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ISBN: SRLF:DD0000161018

Category: Capital investments

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Bridges Over the Navigable Waters of the United States

Above BRIDGE AND LOCATION-OWNER TYPE Vertical I Use DATE Mouth Horz
- LW HW Permit/Comp ALAF IA RIVER 1.0 ... 5 40th St Pittsburgh PA-PA F 550
722 6012 || HWY 2–21 12-25 5.4 Robert D Fleming Bridge 62nd St - Pittsburgh ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024854984

Category: Bridges

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Pittsburgh Legal Journal

portion to such cost equal to the depreciation of it was not error to instruct the jury
that if they the old bridge from wear and decay . " | found the canal bridge and toll
house as now The learned judge very properly declined to there a necessary ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HL5C52

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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A Bridge to the Future

In the spring of 1977 , a local newspaper highlighted this near - crisis in an article
titled " Pittsburgh Bridges Falling Down . " Due to the severity of the situat ion and
the public attention at that time , ideas from private industry began to be ...

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ISBN: PSU:000011273332

Category: Bridges

Page: 238

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The American Engineer

Design and construct Wrought Iron , Steel , and BRIDGES Combination Bridges ,
Viaducts , Roots , and Buildings ... SOUTHERN KANSAS R.RO Iron
Manufacturers & Bridge Builders , THE PITTSBURGH BRIDGE CO . ,
CLEVELAND BRIDGE ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015010782897

Category: Engineering

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Pittsburgh

Best of the Bridges When you learn about Pittsburgh ' s path to progress , you
learn of some struggle to bring about improvements . Well , for those who thought
Plan B - the plan by which voters registered their thoughts on new stadium ...

Author: Loriann Hoff Oberlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0762728396

Category: Travel

Page: 472

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Discover Pittsburgh's allure with the help of longtime locals who share a behind-the-scene look at what's happening in the area. Once known for its steel mills and corporate headquarters, Pittsburgh today offers an impressive downtown and a rich mix of cultural and entertainment amenities, from the Carnegie Science Center to the Andy Warhol Museum. Discover Pittsburgh's allure with the help of longtime locals who share a behind-the-scene look at what's happening in the area. Once known for its steel mills and corporate headquarters, Pittsburgh today offers an impressive downtown and a rich mix of cultural and entertainment amenities, from the Carnegie Science Center to the Andy Warhol Museum.
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History of Pittsburgh and Environs

Bridges spanning the Monongahela river within the limits of the city are the Point,
Wabash (railway), Smithfield street (Pittsburgh's original bridge), Tenth street,
Soho, Jones & Laughlin's (railway and foot traffic), Glenwood, Baltimore & Ohio ...

Author: George Thornton Fleming

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013725663

Category: Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Securities

top , on girder bridges to rocks on side of well st , to Pennsylvania ave , to Beaver
ave , to hill ; distance . 380 ft ; balance to ... Office , Liberty and Market for 999
years from July 25 , 1890 ; and also Pitts sts , Pittsburgh , Pa . Capital subscribed
 ...

Author: J. P. Crittenden

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117507074

Category: Securities

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Supreme Court Reporter

168 ly named and made a part of the ninth ar . of the bridge contract , brought a
bill ic ticle of " a lease of the Indiana Central Com equity to foreclose that
mortgage , and were pany to and with the Pittsburgh Company thereupon
appointed ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

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ISBN: UCAL:C2877523

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Pittsburgh Reports

Containing Cases Decided by the Federal and State Courts of Pennsylvania,
Chiefly at the City of Pittsburgh. ... their security ; so as to support the
superstructure of a railroad bridge , which shall be entirely independent of the
superstructure of ...

Author: Boyd Crumrine

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107746343

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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American Book Publishing Record

Nebraska State Historical Society . IV . Nebraska . Dept. of Roads . KIDNEY ,
Walter C. 624.2'09784'86 Pittsburgh's bridges : architecture and engineering /
Walter C. Kidney . Pittsburgh , PA : Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation ,
1999.

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ISBN: UOM:39015058396683

Category: American literature

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Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States

The railroads of the Pennsylvania Railroad After the original bridge contract had
been Company from Philadelphia to Pittsburgb in drawn up , and before it had
been executed , the Pennsylvania , of the Pittsburgh , Cincinnati Indiana Central
 ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044103140943

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Poor s Manual of Railroads

Plant , Brooklyn , N.Y. Pittsburgh Bridge Plant , Pittsburgh , Pa . La Fayette Bdge .
Plant , La Fayette , Ind . Trenton Bridge Plant , Trenton . N. J. Schultz Bridge Plant
, McKees Rocks , Pa . Milwaukee Plant , Milwaukee , Wis . Edge Moor Bdge .

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ISBN: UOM:39015039352219

Category: Railroads

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"With an appendix containing a full analysis of the debts of the United States, the several states, municipalities etc. Also statements of street railway and traction companies, industrial corporations, etc." (statement omitted on later vols.).
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Devastation and Renewal

Bridges The numerous rivers and streams in the region , along with the sharp
valleys and ravines , created a particular ... 67 Pittsburgh became known as “ The
City of Bridges , ” or a “ bridge museum , ” spanned by many bridges of different ...

Author: Joel A. Tarr

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057641980

Category: History

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Every city has an environmental story, perhaps none so dramatic as Pittsburgh's. Founded in a river valley blessed with enormous resources-three strong waterways, abundant forests, rich seams of coal-the city experienced a century of exploitation and industrialization that degraded and obscured the natural environment to a horrific degree. Pittsburgh came to be known as “the Smoky City,” or, as James Parton famously declared in 1866, “hell with the lid taken off.” Then came the storied Renaissance in the years following World War II, when the city's public and private elites, abetted by technological advances, came together to improve the air and renew the built environment. Equally dramatic was the sweeping deindustrialization of Pittsburgh in the 1980s, when the collapse of the steel industry brought down the smokestacks, leaving vast tracks of brownfields and riverfront. Today Pittsburgh faces unprecedented opportunities to reverse the environmental degradation of its history. In Devastation and Renewal, scholars of the urban environment post questions that both complicate and enrich this story. Working from deep archival research, they ask not only what happened to Pittsburgh's environment, but why. What forces-economic, political, and cultural-were at work? In exploring the disturbing history of pollution in Pittsburgh, they consider not only the sooty skies, but also the poisoned rivers and creeks, the mined hills, and scarred land. Who profited and who paid for such “progress”? How did the environment Pittsburghers live in come to be, and how it can be managed for the future? In a provocative concluding essay, Samuel P. Hays explores Pittsburgh's “environmental culture,” the attitudes and institutions that interpret a city's story and work to create change. Comparing Pittsburgh to other cities and regions, he exposes exaggerations of Pittsburgh's environmental achievement and challenges the community to make real progress for the future. A landmark contribution to the emerging field of urban environmental history, Devastation and Renewal will be important to all students of cities, of cultures, and of the natural world.
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The Building of Pittsburgh

worst . the polyglottic workers are bet- highway bridges which transport paster off
here than where they came from sengers and freight have for the most or they
would not be here , and so to part been private enterprises , built and return to ...

Author: Montgomery Schuyler

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ISBN: OSU:32435010922433

Category: Pittsburgh (Pa.)

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