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Panther Hollow Bridge

Photos 

General View, Looking Se During Repainting, Restoration, And Rebuilding Of Roadway And Bridge Truss System. Scaffolding Designed To Minimize Environmental Damage From Paint Chips, Paint Vapors, And Dirt

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314303

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Street View 

Description 

The bridge includes design elements from the City Beautiful movement while utilizing Pittsburgh's "native" industry: steel. An elegant three-hinged steel arch, the bridge is a contributing structure to Phipps Conservatory and the Schenley Park Historic District.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Panther Hollow on Panther Hollow Trail in Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1932
Builders
- Giuseppe Moretti of Siena, Tuscany, Italy (Sculptor)
- Henry B. Rust of Virginia (Engineer)
- Schultz Bridge & Iron Works of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 359.9 ft.
Total length: 640.1 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43667, -79.94667   (decimal degrees)
40°26'12" N, 79°56'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/589337/4476757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3085 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02439 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30287 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
13,500

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • April 23, 2013: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

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