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Panther Hollow Bridge


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

Street View 


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


Steel arch bridge over Panther Hollow on Panther Hollow Trail in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1897; rehabilitated 1932
- Giuseppe Moretti of Siena, Tuscany, Italy (Sculptor)
- Henry B. Rust of Virginia (Engineer)
- Schultz Bridge & Iron Works of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
Steel arch
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
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 report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 26, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 8, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 22, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • April 23, 2013: New Street View added by Craig Philpott