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McKees Rocks Bridge

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3/4 View From Southeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over Ohio River on Chartiers Avenue in Pittsburgh
Location
Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1987
Builders
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 750.0 ft.
Total length: 3,754.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1988
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47680, -80.04820   (decimal degrees)
40°28'36" N, 80°02'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/580677/4481114 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Inventory numbers
PA 02 3104 0030 0000 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
NRHP 88002168 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
PANBI 01876 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30270 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
22,185

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 18, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER PA-445 - McKee's Rocks Bridge, Spanning Ohio River at Chartiers Avenue (State Route 3014), McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, PA
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Bridgemapper.com - by Todd Wilson and Lauren Winkler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

McKees Rocks Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Pete Galinowski (pgalinowski [at] alcosan [dot] org)

The McKees Rocks Bridge is located over the Ohio River between Ohio River Blvd (Route65),the City of Pittsburgh and over the Bottoms Section and RR tracks connecting to Island Ave.(Route51)McKees Rocks. Said to be the longest bridge in Weatern Pennsylvania.

McKees Rocks Bridge
Posted April 18, 2009, by Todd Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge resembles the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City. I wonder if the designer of this arch took cues from Gustav Lindenthal. As an avid fan of bridges like most people who enjoy this website I look extra close at the bridges. I check this site as frequently as I check my email. Mr Baughn, you are the bridgelovers' friend!