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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

City of Altoona

[7th Street Bridge]

 
 
City of Altoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. City of Altoona Marker
Inscription.  Here stands foundation stones, a piece of the upper corner truss and the dedication plaque from the 7th Street Bridge that was constructed at this location from 1912 to 1913. This bridge served Altoona for 91 years and became part of many memories shared by the City's residents and visitors. It was demolished in 2004 and replaced with the current structure in 2005. There were two previous bridges built at this site in 1874 and 1885.

This monument and park were funded by the Altoona Regional Health System, native son Bob Lozniak and the City of Altoona. The City of Altoona Enhancement Committee -- led by David Albright, John Rita and Mayor Tom Martin -- conceived of and designed the park.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Altoona.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad series list.
 
Location. 40° 31.041′ N, 78° 23.598′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair
City of Altoona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. City of Altoona Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and 7th Avenue (Route 764), on the right when traveling east on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Altoona Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Juniata Shops (approx. 0.4 miles away); Track Cars (approx. 0.4 miles away); PRR Class N5 Cabin Car (or Caboose) No. 477577 (approx. 0.4 miles away); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Master Mechanic (approx. 0.4 miles away); PRR Express Refrigerator Car No. 2561 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
3. Dedication plaque
Built jointly by
Pennsylvania R.R. Co.
Altoona & Logan Valley
Electric Railway
and the
City of Altoona

W.M.C. Crane
Harry E. Gamble
George A. Klesius
Board of Public Works
Frans Engstrom
City Engineer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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