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East Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Westinghouse

 
 
George Westinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 4, 2011
1. George Westinghouse Marker
Inscription. Inventor of air brake and some 400 other devices. Developed AC transmission of electric current. Spent creative years in Pittsburgh and founded the industry which bears his name.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 23.688′ N, 79° 50.321′ W. Marker is in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles south of Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located north of the Westinghouse Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: East Pittsburgh PA 15112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St Colman School (approx. one mile away); Joe Magarac 1940 (approx. one mile away); Braddock's Spring (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edgar Thomson Plant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Westinghouse Atom Smasher (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Steel Strike of 1919 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Braddock's Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Kenny Fountain (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. George Westinghouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Westinghouse - Behind the Marker
George Westinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 4, 2011
2. George Westinghouse Marker
Facing west on US 30, George Westinghouse Bridge in background.
. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
George Westinghouse Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 4, 2011
3. George Westinghouse Bridge
George Westinghouse Bridge in East Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By James M. Owston, January 16, 2006
4. George Westinghouse Bridge in East Pittsburgh
Opening of the George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge carrying U.S. Route 30 over Turtle Creek Valley image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1932
5. Opening of the George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge carrying U.S. Route 30 over Turtle Creek Valley
The bridge was designed by George S. Richardson and completed in 1932. At the time of its construction, it became the nation's largest reinforced concrete bridge. The central arch stretches 460 feet and rises 200 feet above the ground. There are currently over 1900 bridges existing in Allegheny Country, the Westinghouse bridge is the highest.
George Westinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Joseph G. Gessford, circa 1900
6. George Westinghouse
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-93492}
 
 
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