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Rose Point Bridge - Rose Point PA

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In October 1933 the building of a new steel bridge along Route 422 at Rose Point was authorized. The old narrow bridge at this location was torn down in late February 1934 as work on a new bridge (shown above) immediately got underway. For the next six months traffic was diverted to other bridges at Harlansburg and Ellwood City. The new 190-foot-long bridge, which spans the Slippery Rock Creek, was officially dedicated during a ceremony on Saturday, August 20, 1934. This bridge was bypassed when a new bridge and section of Route 422 opened nearby in early 1951. It has been in a state of disrepair ever since and is probably a candidate for demolition in the coming years. (Mar 2016)


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On Tuesday, February 27, 1951, the new Rose Point Bridge, a modern concrete arch structure that sits about eighty feet above the Slippery Rock Creek, was opened to traffic. It was erected a short distance south of the older bridge and was part a new bypass section of Route 422. The Slippery Rock Township supervisors explored the idea or selling or relocating the older bridge, but it was left in place for local traffic and eventually closed. (c1955) Full Size

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