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WPA bridges on bridle path (2 structures)
Pittsburgh (Schenley Park)
USGS 7.5" Topo Quad - UTM Coordinates:
Pittsburgh East - Zone 17; 0589 4776
pedestrians, Lower Panther Hollow Bridle Path
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION / DESIGN:
concrete over corrugated steel, stone facing
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TOTAL LENGTH (including longest elevated ramp):
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YEAR ERECTED / ENGINEER:
1939, Works Progress Administration
The Panther Hollow Bridle Path curls around the slope of Panther Hollow in a loop of nearly 2.5 miles. The Lower Path gentle falls toward the bottom of the Hollow and links the two Tufa Bridges -- one near each end of the Hollow. Between these two points, two small ravines have been carved by minor tributaries. These gaps are crossed by a pair of faux-arch bridges with stone facing. The construction includes a section of corrugated steel pipe well concealed below the stonework.
The Bridle Path bridges were constructed by the WPA in 1939. The Bridle Path is a well-travelled, well-maintained trail, while the Lake Trail lower in elevation and paralleling the Path has been neglected. The Lake Trail has a series of WPA bridges.
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