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Bridge of Sighs

Photo 

Photo taken from Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Illustrated Review

View this photo at digital.library.pitt.edu

BH Photo #501629

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built to transport prisoners between the Allegheny Court House and the county jail.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Ross Street on Walkway connecting Allegheny Court House with the county jail
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1888
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43789, -79.99630   (decimal degrees)
40°26'16" N, 79°59'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/585126/4476844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pittsburgh East
Inventory number
BH 77430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2021: New photo from Dave King
  • May 29, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Skywalk/Industrial Bridge"

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