Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

East Pittsburgh at a Glance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

East Pittsburgh at a Glance

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Website: http://eastpittsburghboro.com/

Inside out: Turtle Creek was a lifeline for early settlers of the half-mile area that became East Pittsburgh Borough. John Frazer, a trader, built his home at the mouth of the creek in 1748. In 1894, Westinghouse Electric Corp. opened its factory here and many of the borough's 6,000 residents worked at the plant in the 1920s and '30s. Notable engineers included Nikola Tesla and Bertha Lamme Feicht, the company's first female engineer. In 1928, Westinghouse Electric successfully demonstrated the new medium of television.

The George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. When it was opened on Sept. 10, 1932, more than 30,000 people came to celebrate what was then the world's longest arched concrete span at 1,598 feet. …

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