P&LE Ohio River Train Bridge Beaver, PACreator: Snowman Category: Communities, Local History, Visualscapes Publisher: Snowman : 27 Dec, 2021 Tags:Beaver | Monaca | Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) | CHECK IT OUT
The bridge was designed by Albert Lucius and built by McClintic-Marshall Company of Pittsburgh between March 1908 and May 1910 for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. The bridge is notable in that the railroad proceeded with the cantilever design despite the collapse of the Quebec cantilever bridge during construction in 1907. The Beaver bridge replaced a single-track bridge built in 1890, 300 feet (91 m) downstream from the current bridge’s position, which itself replaced an 1878 wrought iron bridge at the same location. I’ve been collecting photos of the bridge for many years. I’m very attached to this bridge. It’s always been there. If you think about it, it’s always been there for you too. This bridge has been spaning the mighty Ohio so long that there is no one alive today that can remember before it was built. My grandfather lived in Beaver and watched it being constructed. It’s an engineering marvel. Some of the photographer’s who’s work appears in this video; Zachary Jumba Chermack Bill W. Mark High Tom D. Jeffrey Paul PA RR Stations Past & Present www.west2k.com/ohio.thm I don’t know where many of these photographs come from, some of them my mother took, like the train wreck at the Beaver Station. Others, I just don’t remember where I got them. If you know where some of them are from, please comment below. If you are the photographer and would like me to share a link in the comments, just let me know.
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