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Early Pittsburgh... Smithfield Street Bridge opens...

Item # 538699

December 21, 1818


* Very early Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
* Smithfield Street Bridge

A page 2 report says: 

* "A splendid Bridge has been erected over the Monongahela, near Pittsburg. On the first day of its being opened for passengers, the flooring was covered with several thousands delighted inhabitants of Pittsburg. This was the Monongahela Bridge, later called the Smithfield Street Bridge, the first highway river bridge in Pittsburgh."

Other news of the day with several advertisements. 

Large area of lite staining in the upper half, and a large area of lite foxing in the lower half, none in this report, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War