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Tufa Bridge - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
N 40° 26.038 W 079° 56.141
17T E 590272 N 4476468
Quick Description: 100 year old bridge made of an interesting material
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2017 8:50:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMV2V0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Tufa Bridge was built in 1908 by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works and engineered by George W. Burke. The bridge is an concrete reinforced arch bridge that is covered with Tufa. Tufa is a cryptocrystalline calcium carbonate from Ohio. The bridge is located on the Panther Hollow Trail and passes over Phipps Run.
What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Pedestrian

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:

Date constructed: 1908

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Lower Panther Hollow Trail


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

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