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Ridge Avenue Bridge


Bridgemapper.com photo

Photo taken by Todd Wilson in 2007

BH Photo #410263


Street Views 


Pony truss bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad on Ridge Avenue in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1903; rehabilitated 1958
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 44.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45163, -80.01067   (decimal degrees)
40°27'06" N, 80°00'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/583949/4478175 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh West
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
PA 02 7301 0000 3118 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 02462 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30326 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 6, 2017: New photo from James Baughn
  • March 17, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith



Ridge Avenue Bridge
Posted November 15, 2020, by Evan

As of more recently the entire bridge is now closed, and as of 2020 is now being re-built (no picture). It appears most of the beams are new, but I think I saw one or two that were original (mostly on the pedestrian sides).

Ridge Avenue Bridge
Posted December 22, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

View #1 is the other bridge,Dana and Kay.

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

I might have been the person anonymous who asked if this bridge was structurally deficient in 2014.I saw on street view one side of the bridge is closed.How long has that side been closed to traffic along with the sidewalk?

Ridge Avenue Bridge
Posted November 23, 2014, by Anonymous

is this pony truss bridge still listed as structurally deficient?