Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania

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IBC Photo Contest Review

Topic: All Roads (and rivers) lead to Pittsburgh (bridges within a 100-mile radius of the Point)

The committee evaluates and rates each photo on a scale of 1 to 5, and sends the results to Kristina Emmerson where the scores are averaged. Committee members should abstain where they feel there is a conflict of interest or if a photo was submitted by the Committee member’s company, organization or agency.

  • 1 not very impressive should not be considered
  • 2 some character but likely not worthy of consideration
  • 3 good adequate composition, pretty picture
  • 4 very good well composed subject matter
  • 5 excellent wonderful image, good contrast of light and shadows, extremely creative.

Members of the committee should review all submitted photos and submit their grading.

 

The score for each photo is BELOW the photo.

 

Please submit your grades no later than Friday, April 22, 2022

  • For the photographs that you score a 4 or 5, feel free to provide a comment/quote in the box provided. The best comments/quotes will be used for advertisement purposes in the IBC Magazine.

 

Photo Contest Scoring

  • Please score according to scale:

    1 – not very impressive – should not be considered

    2 – some character but likely not worthy of consideration

    3 – good – adequate composition, pretty picture

    4 - very good – well composed subject matter

    5 – excellent – wonderful image, good contrast of light

     

     

     

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    Locale: The Fort Pitt Bridge has a view of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh and it has Monongahela River under the bridge.
    Submitted Interesting Fact: New York Times calls it the entrance to the city.
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    Locale: West End Overlook
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    Locale: Messerall Road Bridge over Pine Creek, about a mile east of Titusville, Crawford County
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, ca. 1876. The last, through bowstring truss bridge in western Pennsylvania
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    Locale: Miller Farm Road (T-634) over Oil Creek, Oil Creek State Park, Oil Creek Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Built by Massillon Bridge Company, 1888. Nine panel Pratt measuring 154 feet in length.
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    Locale: WVDOH District 8 Corridor H Expansion Crossing the S. Branch of Haddox Run in Montrose, WV
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    Locale: Dotter Road (T-222) Bridge over Mill Creek, Rockland Township, Venango County
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Built by Smith Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio, 1885.
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    Locale: South Branch Haddox Run - Montrose, WV
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    Locale: The Roberto Clemente Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, spans the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Named for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente, it is one of three parallel bridges called The Three Sisters. The Three Sisters are self-anchored suspension bridges and are significant because they are the only trio of nearly identical bridges—as well as the first self-anchored suspension spans—built in the United States. (Wikipedia)
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    Locale: Andy Warhol Bridge, also known as the Seventh Street Bridge, spans the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Submitted Interesting Fact: This self-anchored suspension bridge is the only bridge in the United States named for a visual artist (Andy Warhol).
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    Locale: The Neville Island Bridge is a tied arch bridge which carries Interstate 79 and the Yellow Belt across the Ohio River and over Neville Island, west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Submitted Interesting Fact: The Neville Island Bridge is the second longest single spanning bridge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The engineers who built it were the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, making it with a 125' arch. (Wikipedia) As documented in this photograph the Neville Island Bridge Rehabilitation project work consists of structural steel repairs, full structure painting, bearing and deck joint replacements, concrete deck and overlay repairs and substructure concrete work.
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    Locale: 7th Street Pittsburgh
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    Locale: 9th Street over Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
    Submitted Interesting Fact: 96 year old, self-anchored suspension bridge following recent two year rehabilitation
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    Locale: 9th Street over Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
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    Locale: Roughly 8000ft
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    Locale: Allegheny River
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    Locale: Allegheny River
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    Locale: Allegheny River
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    Locale: Monongahela River
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    Locale: Pittsburgh, spanning the Monongahela River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Two parallel Pennsylvania through trusses converted to roadway and trail uses in 2000 to provide regional access to the City's South Side Works riverfront development.
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    Locale: Near downtown Pittsburgh, spanning the Monongahela River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: The Philip Murray/South Tenth Street Bridge is the only traditional cable suspension bridge in the City of Pittsburgh. (The Three Sister Bridges, while appearing to be suspension bridges, are in fact "self-anchored " chain link suspension bridges.)
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    Locale: One mile up-river from downtown Pittsburgh, spanning the Monongahela River.
    Submitted Interesting Fact: The Birmingham Bridge’s simple bowstring arch design and solar orientation, set against a rich context of both urban and natural landscapes and over 35 impressive vantage points for photographers, make this bridge the most photogenic stand-alone bridge in the City.
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    Locale: East Pittsburgh, Turtle Creek valley
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Reflecting Pittsburgh's legacy as a leader in industry in technology, the 1932 George Westinghouse Bridge boasted the world's longest concrete arch span. Named for a famed Pittsburgh inventor whose factory works stood nearby, it is photographed from the deck of a truss bridge that carries the Union RR -- supplying Edgar Thomson Works, Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill -- over the main line of the former Pennsylvania RR, which once had the largest budget of any U.S. corporation..
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    Locale: Turtle Creek valley and Union RR
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Reverse view from the deck of the George Westinghouse Bridge into the Turtle Creek valley, the Union RR bridge, and Andrew Carnegie's Edgar Thomson Works, the world's oldest integrated steel mill still in operation. It was named after the president of the Pennsylvania RR and supplied the steel for its massive network of rails.
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    Locale: Deckers Creek outlet into Monongahela River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: Formerly served the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad before being converted to a rail trail along the Monongahela River.
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    Locale: Pittsburgh, PA (South 10th Street over Monongahela River)
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    Locale: Pittsburgh, PA (PAAC LRT over Monongahela River)
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    Locale: Williamstown, WV Marietta, OH (Ohio River)
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    Locale: Williamstown, WV Marietta, OH (Ohio River)
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    Locale: Monongahela River & Homestead waterfront
    Submitted Interesting Fact: In 2002 the bridge was renamed the Homestead Grays Bridge in honor of the Homestead Grays baseball team
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    Locale: Allegheny River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: On March 18, 2005, Seventh Street Bridge is renamed Andy Warhol Bridge, Pittsburgh, formerly Seventh Street Bridge is currently the only bridge in the country to be named for a visual artist, Andy Warhol.
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    Locale: Allegheny River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: On August 11, 2012 - The 6th Street Bridge was renamed the Roberto Clemente Bridge in honor of the former Pittsburgh Pirate
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    Locale: Allegheny River
    Submitted Interesting Fact: On August 11th, 2012 - The 6th Street Bridge was renamed the Roberto Clemente Bridge in honor of the former Pittsburgh Pirate.
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    Locale: North Fork of Pine Creek, North Park, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
    Submitted Interesting Fact: recently reconstructed
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    Locale: W 4th Street over Bull Creek with Tarentum Bridge, Tarentum, PA
    Submitted Interesting Fact: W 4th Street is beautifully mirrored in Bull Creek under the shadow of Tarentum Bridge
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    Locale: A steel arch bridge over the Monongahela River between Elizabeth and West Elizabeth, PA.
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    Locale: Steel lenticular truss bridge crossing the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, PA.
    Submitted Interesting Fact: It is the second oldest steel bridge in the US.
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    Locale: Downtown Pittsburgh - I-376 raised through Pittsburgh
    Submitted Interesting Fact: I-376 is a raised bridge structure along the Monongahela through Pittsburgh
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