Geo. Westinghouse Bridge Relief, East Pgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
N 40° 23.625 W 079° 50.275
17T E 598623 N 4472109
Quick Description: Carvings on one of four pylons supporting this bridge, which highlite local history and industry. This one depicts Westinghouse's role in the generation of electricity.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2010 3:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMA6TH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Pensive Travellers
Views: 4

Long Description:
The bridge was built in 1929-32 and the carvings on the pylons were completed in 1936.

Per the attached webpage the:

four pylons at the entrances have 10' x 18' art deco granite reliefs by Frank Vittor. With a relief of up to 8 inches, the chiseled scenes depict the development of the Turtle Creek Valley including the defeat of the British General Braddock by the French and Indians in 1755; the steel industry (USS Edgar Thompson Works is just west of the bridge, built on the site of Braddock's Defeat); electricity (George Westinghouse's main manufacturing complex is below the bridge to the east and extends up the Turtle Creek Valley), and in honor of Mr. Westinghouse's varied contributions to invention and industry.
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Where is this sculpture?:
Lincoln Hwy
East Pgh, PA

Sculptors Name: Frank Vittor

Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: Not listed

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