This is known as the Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge or the Brunot Island Railroad Bridge.
I learned that this bridge is 70' above the water because somehow a woman drove her SUV onto the bridge and then fell to her death when the vehicle landed upside down in 20 feet of water. But her dog and cat survived. [post-gazette] I studied the satellite images and could not find a grade crossing of the rails in the vicinity. No wonder the police were "mystified."
|Street View, 416' back channel span|
|eBook, p 634|
|Left Half of p634|
|Right Half of p634|
|Tim Shanahan shared AltoonaWorks's photo.|
6/2017 - A coal train rolls across the OC Bridge in Pittsburgh. It's taking a righthand turn down the Isle Connector heading for the Conemaugh Line.
[OC is the "Ohio Connector"]
|Craig Sturgeon posted|
Westbound coke from the massive plant at Clairton (PA) passes through one of the giant spans of the Ohio Connecting Bridge over the Ohio River at Brunot Island,PA (near Pittsburgh). September 2001.
[That truss is massive. It makes the locomotives look rather dinky.]
|Daria Phoebe Brashear photo|
Norfolk Southern "Illinois Terminal" heritage unit makes an appearance heading west out of Pittsburgh today on 554 (though this shot actually looks west at a train crossing a bridge compass east to do it!). Ohio Connecting Bridge, North Side.
Raymond Adomonis shared