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Allegheny Aqueduct
Carries Pennsylvania Canal
Crosses Allegheny River
Locale Pittsburgh
Other name(s) Allegheny Aqueduct Bridge
Design suspension bridge
Material wood, charcoal iron wire rope
Number of spans 7 of 162 feet each
Designer John A. Roebling
Construction begin 1844
Construction end 1845
Closed 1861

The Allegheny Aqueduct was John A. Roebling's first wire cable suspension bridge. It was built in 1844 near the later Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge as a replacement for a wooden covered bridge aqueduct over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, part of the Pennsylvania Canal.

  • Pennsylvania Canal Allegheny Aqueduct in the Structurae database
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