Sunday, August 19, 2018

CSX/P&LE 1883 Munhall Bridge over Monongahela River

(Bridge Hunter, 3D Satellite)

P&LE = Pittsburgh & Lake Eire Railroad

This bridge used to connect the USS Carrie Blast Furnaces on the north bank with the USS Homestead Works on the south bank.

1902, Public Domain
THe P&LE Bridge is in the foreground, Homestead Works are on the right and the Carrie Blast Furnaces are on the left.  The now abandoned RR bridge at the east end of Homestead Works was the Union RR Hot Metal Bridge.
USACE Jan 2004 Monongahela RiverNavigation Charts, p20
Joseph Flickr, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
The Pinkerton's Landing Bridge over the Monongahela in Homestead/Munhall, Pennsylvania sees a large amount of CSX rail traffic. This short train appeared to be a local.

Street View, upstream elevation
Street View, downstream elevation
Robert S. Dorsett posted
The Munhall P. & L.E. Railroad bridge also known as the Pinkerton's Landing bridge

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