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Regis R. Malady Bridge

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Regis R. Malady Bridge

Regis R. Malady Bridge
Other name(s) Elizabeth Bridge
Carries 4 divided lanes of PA 51
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Design Cantilever bridge
Material steel
Longest span 434.5 feet (132.4 m)
Piers in water 2
Clearance below 50.0 feet (15.2 m)
Opened 1948

40°16′30″N 79°53′17″W / 40.2751°N 79.8881°W / 40.2751; -79.8881Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 79°53′17″W / 40.2751°N 79.8881°W / 40.2751; -79.8881

The Regis R. Malady Bridge, commonly known as the Elizabeth Bridge, is a cantilever bridge that carries vehicular traffic across the Monongahela River between Elizabeth, Pennsylvania and West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. The bridge features freeway ramps at either end, with an exit to Third Street in Elizabeth (signed as Elizabeth/Glassport) on the south bank and exits for Route 837 North to Clairton and Route 837 South to West Elizabeth on the north bank. This bridge replaces an 1893 arch structure that sat at the same location. The bridge was renamed in 1985[1] for Regis Malady, a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives whose district included a variety of Mon Valley communities.


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