The South Highland Avenue Bridge spans Ellsworth Avenue, the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway, and two sets of Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks.
The bridge is a two-span, 117-foot long through-girder structure supported by a stone masonry pier. The existing bridge was originally built in 1876. The superstructure was replaced in 1925 and has been rehabilitated in 1938, 1966, and 1972,
Due to its deteriorated condition, the bridge will be reconstructed. The proposed action is to replace the superstructure (girders, bearing, deck, and sidewalk) and rehabilitate/reuse the existing stone masonry abutments and pier.
The project is being funded by the City of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration.