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McKees Rocks Bridge


3/4 View From Southeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #137259


Street View 


Steel through arch bridge over Ohio River on Chartiers Avenue in Pittsburgh
Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1987
- Dravo Contracting Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Substructure)
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
Steel through arch
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.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
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 report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2021: New photos from Brian Manville
  • July 10, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 23, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 18, 2009: Posted HAER photos


  • 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
  • Todd Wilson
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brian Manville


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!