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The Strip District: Canal Viaduct

Old_illustration_presenting_view_of_canal_and_footbridge.


CAPTION: Site of Union Station in 1850.  Canal and
footbridge at Liberty and Washington Streets.  Faber's Foundry 
in left center and St. Patrick's Church at footbridge. 
NOTES: "Canal boats from the east arrived at 
Allegheny City first.  Then they crossed the river by aqueduct to a
basin at the present site (as seen in 1850) of Pennsylvania Station. 
For a time, it continued to the Monongahela River (Liberty Bridge),
partly through a short-lived tunnel under Grant's Hill (Tunnel Street)."
(Fleming's Views of Old Pittsburgh, 1932).
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#: A21.
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department,
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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