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

Sixteenth Street Bridge

(David McCullough Bridge)

 

—Historic Landmark —

 
Sixteenth Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
1. Sixteenth Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Sixteenth Street Bridge
H.G. Balcom, Engineer; Warren and Wetmore, Architects

 
Erected 1923 by Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 27.096′ N, 79° 59.445′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Sixteenth Street 0.1 miles north of Smallman Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. One located on each end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry J. Heinz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Who Was the Howling Mob? (approx. 0.3 miles away); Great Strike Ignites the Nation! (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Allegheny Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Desperate and the Decadent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Regarding Sixteenth Street Bridge. On July 7, 2013 the structure was named in honor of native historian, author and commentator
Sixteenth Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
2. Sixteenth Street Bridge Marker
David McCullough in a bridge ceremony sponsored by Heinz History Center.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Sixteenth Street Bridge Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
3. Sixteenth Street Bridge Dedication Plaque
Sixteenth Street Bridge Erected MDCCCCXXIII County of Allegheny Commissioners Addison C. Gumbert Robert S. Cain James Houlahen Controller John P. Moore County Engineer James G. Chalfant Architects Warren & Wetmore Contractors Vang Construction Co. Fort Pitt Bridge Works
Sixteenth Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2011
4. Sixteenth Street Bridge
Looking from the north shore of the Allegheny River
The old Sixteenth Street Bridge over the Allegheny River image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1905
5. The old Sixteenth Street Bridge over the Allegheny River
The covered, wooden bridge was built in 1837. It burned and was then rebuilt in 1851. It partly washed away in 1865 and burned once again in 1918. The present Sixteenth Street Bridge, built in 1923, is now located on the site. Courtesy: The Western Pennsylvania Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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