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Duck Hollow Bridge

Duck Hollow Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 16, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
McFarren Street (Second Avenue) Over 9 Mile Run
Location
Pittsburgh: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1886 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1936
Main Span Length
77 Feet (23.47 Meters)
Structure Length
80 Feet (24.38 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
02730100003093

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Bridge Documentation

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View Historical Article Discussing Bridge and Deck

Assuming the construction date is correct, this bridge is an extremely old example of a plate girder bridge. The bridge is traditionally composed for a bridge of its type. A metal grate deck was installed in 1936, and according to a local newspaper, was the first use of a metal grate deck. If true, this would be quite noteworthy. The bridge may be at risk for demolition since replacing the bridge has been discussed.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1886 thru girder bridge has been determined eligible by PHMC (11/6/97).

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road and sidewalk over a stream in a sparsely developed area near the Homestead Hi-Level Bridge in Pittsburgh's Greenfield section. Just north of the bridge runs an active CSXT (formerly B&O) railroad line carried on a steel deck girder bridge.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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