This small overpass bridge was designed with aesthetics in mind. The city's standard ornamental railing was used and concrete arch-shaped fascias hide the steel stringers behind.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The one-span, 42'-long, steel stringer bridge built in 1929 has concrete encased fascia beams to give the appearance of an arch span. It is supported on concrete abutments that are contiguous with the retaining walls for the underpass. The bridge and ramps are finished with city standard-design metal railings with the fleur-de-lis pattern. Steel stringer bridges are the state's most common 20th-century bridge type with over 4,300 identified examples. This 1929 example has no unusual or noteworthy features or details. It is not located in a potential historic district.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane street with sidewalks over a 2 lane city street with 1 sidewalk in the Perry Central area of Pittsburgh's North Side. The setting is a mix of early 20th-century commercial and residential buildings with interspersed late-20th-century urban renewal. The majority of buildings have alterations including modern siding, replacement windows and storefronts, and altered rooflines. The setting does not have the cohesiveness or integrity of a potential historic district.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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