McKees Rocks Bridge

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McKees Rocks Bridge
Coordinates 40°28′37″N 80°02′56″W / 40.47704°N 80.0489°W / 40.47704; -80.0489Coordinates: 40°28′37″N 80°02′56″W / 40.47704°N 80.0489°W / 40.47704; -80.0489
Carries PA QR 3104.svgSR 3104 / Blue Belt
3 lanes of roadway
Crosses Ohio River
Locale McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Design Through arch bridge
Total length 7,293 feet (2,223 m)
Longest span 750 feet (228.6 m)
Clearance below 100 feet (30 m)
Opened 1931
McKees Rocks Bridge
McKees Rocks Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
McKees Rocks Bridge
McKees Rocks Bridge is located in the US
McKees Rocks Bridge
Location SR 3104 over Ohio River at Brighton Heights and McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Built 1931
Architect Covell, V. R.
Architectural style Other
MPS Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP reference # 88002168
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 14, 1988[2]
Designated PHLF 2003[1]

The McKees Rocks Bridge is a steel trussed through arch bridge which carries the Blue Belt across the Ohio River at Brighton Heights and McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, west of Pittsburgh.

At 7,293 feet (2,223 m) long, it is the longest bridge in Allegheny County.[3]

Built in 1931, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[2][4]

The McKees Rocks Bridge from Island Avenue in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. This stretch of the bridge was the successor to the O'Donovan Bridge, which ran from Island Avenue to the "Bottoms" of McKees Rocks from 1904 to 1931.

See also


  1. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Rotenstein, David S. (1997). "McKee's Rocks Bridge" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "McKees Rocks Bridge" (PDF). Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2014.

External links

  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-445, "McKee's Rocks Bridge, Spanning Ohio River at Chartiers Avenue (State Route 3014), McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, PA", 17 photos, 15 data pages
  • McKees Rocks Bridge at
  • McKees Rocks Bridge at

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