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

McKees Rocks Bridge
Coordinates40°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
CarriesPA QR 3104.svgSR 3104 / Pittsburgh PA Blue Belt shield.svg Blue Belt
3 lanes of roadway
CrossesOhio River
LocaleMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
DesignThrough arch bridge
Total length7,293 feet (2,223 m)
Longest span750 feet (228.6 m)
Clearance below100 feet (30 m)
McKees Rocks Bridge
McKees Rocks Bridge is located in Pennsylvania
McKees Rocks Bridge
McKees Rocks Bridge is located in the United States
McKees Rocks Bridge
LocationSR 3104 over Ohio River at Brighton Heights and McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
ArchitectCovell, V. R.
Architectural styleOther
MPSHighway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
NRHP reference #88002168
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1988[2]
Designated PHLF2003[1]

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.

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  1. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  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.

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