Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The MonCon Railroad
Materials on the Move
—Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area —
To increase efficiency, a single-track railroad bridge was put into service in 1887. This bridge was replaced by the 1898 "Y" trestle and 1901 Hot Metal bridges that exist today. The MonCon Bridges made the Jones & Laughlin plant more productive by allowing for the movement of hot iron from the blast furnace plant on the northern side of the river to the open hearth and other steelmaking facilities on the South Side and the movement of steel ingots from the South Side to the rolling mills on the northern side.
Location. 40° 25.714′ N, 79° 57.809′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Touch for map. Located on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail behind the Hyatt Hotel on Pittsburgh's South Side. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Materials Handling (a few steps from this marker); Open Hearth Steel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazelwood: A Rivertown Rich in History (approx. ¼ mile away); Eliza Furnace (approx. half a mile away); Iron and Steel Workers (approx. half a mile away); Jones and Laughlin (approx. half a mile away); John T. Comès (approx. 0.6 miles away); Polish Army (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.