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Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge

 
 
Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge Marker
Inscription. ASM International has designated Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge an historical landmark. This bridge, designed by and built under the supervision of Capt. Richard Delafield in 1839 to improve the "National Road", is the first cast iron bridge to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains.
 
Erected 1988 by American Society for Metals.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.276′ N, 79° 53.282′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street east of Bank Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunlap’s Creek Bridge (here, next to this marker); The First Cast Iron Bridge (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Redstone Old Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Philander Knox (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to the bridge's railing, facing the street.
The Bridge and its Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. The Bridge and its Markers

 
Also see . . .  Dunlap's Creek Bridge. On the American Society of Civil Engineers web site. (Submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Dunlap's Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Most of the bridge is obstructed by building foundations.
Dunlap's Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
4. Dunlap's Creek Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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