McFarren Street Bridge Reopens after Clean Construction Upgrade

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 15, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the opening of the new McFarren Street Bridge.

The new bridge replaces an existing 120-year-old bridge across Nine Mile Run which was weight restricted and only a single lane wide. Vehicles crossing the old bridge had to travel under a low railroad trestle, make sharp turns on and off the bridge, and then back under the railroad trestle making access to the Duck Hollow neighborhood difficult.

This new bridge was designed and constructed providing unrestricted access to the Duck Hollow area for emergency vehicles and others. The $2.6 Million project used green "Clean Construction" methods and the bridge was opened a month ahead of schedule. The existing bridge will be retained for non-motorized access to the Duck Hollow trail. For questions, please contact DOMI at or 412-255-2523.

McFarren before

McFarren after

Photos: DOMI



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office