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Ensign Hugh J. Adams (1889-1919):
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge

Scanned photo of 
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, 1903. Photonote.


The Bridges of Pittsburgh, Joseph White and M. W. von Bernewitz.
Pittsburgh : Cramer Printing & Publishing Company, 1928. p.77.

Name applied to bridge No. 0.33 Eastern Division
Year bridge was built 1901-1904
How long in building, years 3
Name of bridge company American Bridge
Approximate cost $2,000,000
How many tracks 4 on 2 levels
Length, feet 965
Length of main channel span (clear span), feet 327
Width, feet 53.3
Height of rails above pool-level, feet 53 1/2
Height of lowest member of truss above pool-level, feet 47.75
Number of freight trains a day 14
Annual tonnage of freight (approximate) 2,110,000
Number of passenger trains a day 111
Number of passengers a year (approximate) 3,830,000



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