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Smithfield Street Bridge
Date:
Circa 1881
Creator:
N/A
Collection #:
GPC-B011-F36-I03
Process/Size:
Gelatin Silver Print/8" x 10"

Description:
The photo shows the progress of replacing the suspension bridge with the current Smithfield Street Bridge by Lindenthal. The new bridge was built above and around the old. It is the third bridge on this site.

Notes:
Lewis Wernwag built the covered wooden Monongahela Bridge in 1818, the first crossing bridge in Pittsburgh. The second Smithfield Street Bridge was built in 1846. It was designed by John Roebling. It was demolished in 1883.

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