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Beechwood Boulevard Bridge


Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2007

BH Photo #405529


Street View 


Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Penn Lincoln Parkway East (I-376) on Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1980; closed to traffic on 19 October, 2015; demolished December 28, 2015
- E.M. Wichert & Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 274.0 ft.
Total length: 465.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Greenfield Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42862, -79.93787   (decimal degrees)
40°25'43" N, 79°56'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/590055/4475840 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3039 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02415 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 28, 2015: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge was brought down by explosives on 28 December, 2015. Steel arch bridge replacement expected to be built.

Related Bridges 



Beechwood Boulevard Bridge
Posted December 26, 2019, by Gil Graham (ggraham [at] baileybridge [dot] com)

I drove under that bridge (It appears to be the same one) and a local told me the lower structure was for catching falling chunks of concrete.

Beechwood Boulevard Bridge
Posted December 19, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just looked on street view and saw a structure built over the highway which looks like it protects traffic while they were demolishing the bridge.Is this technique widely used?