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Panther Hollow Bridge

Panther Hollow Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 2, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Schenley Drive Over Panther Hollow
Location
Pittsburgh: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Three-Hinged Solid Ribbed Spandrel Braced Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Stone Elliptical Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1897 By Builder/Contractor: Shultz Bridge and Iron Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Henry B. Rust

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
360 Feet (110 Meters)
Structure Length
640 Feet (195 Meters)
Roadway Width
39 Feet (11.89 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
27301000030850

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Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is part of the Schenley Park Historic District. Click here to view the nomination form for this district.

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This bridge is nearby to the Schenley Bridge, but is NOT the Schenley Bridge. This is the Panther Hollow Bridge, a nearby structure of the same design on the same road. Unlike the Schenley Bridge, the Panther Hollow Bridge includes decorative panthers on the top of the bridge.

This bridge is a very old and large example of steel arch technology, and is also a rare example of a three-hinged deck arch. Just as noteworthy are the bridge's stone arch approach spans. These feature the rare elliptical shape of stone arch. Located in a park setting, this bridge should be considered among the greatest of Pittsburgh's treasures, thanks to its historic significance, aesthetic value, and location in a park where many can enjoy seeing the structure.

The metal railings on the main span of the bridge are not original. While they are old, ornate, and have historic value, they are clearly not the original railings. Instead, they are a standard railing design Pittsburgh used many years ago. The railings interior details were designed to look like wheat. The two historical photos below show the bridges with the original railing design visible.

A trail system runs under the stone arches of this bridge and provides a great way in which to view this bridge.

Above: Early 20th Century Photos of Bridge. Source: Library of Congress

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.437020,-79.946710

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