This is the main artery that connects Leechburg with Westmoreland County. There is a pedestrian walkway on the Eastern side of the bridge.
You can get great views of the bridge from the island in the middle of the Kiskiminetas River during dry periods of Summer. You can also travel under the bridge where River Avenue connects to the Riverfront Park.
First erected in 1862, the original bridge was swept away by a flood only 13 years later. A second bridge was built in 1876 that was destroyed as well. The third bridge was built in 1889 and raised above the flood level in 1907. The final bridge was built in 1935, but not due to a destroyed bridge this time.
In 1984, the bridge was rehabilitated. It is 669 feet long and 43 feet wide. It carries three lanes of traffic across the river.
Further Reading about the Leechbrug Bridge
- Historical Bridges – Leechburg
- Article – Wikipedia
- In 2018, the lights were off for a while
- Bridge Hunter
- Drone Footage Over Bridge during Ice Jam – YouTube