The Evolution of Pittsburgh's River Bridges

This map is an interactive companion to the book, Pittsburgh's Bridges (Images of America), by Todd Wilson, PE, and Helen Wilson, showcasing how the river bridges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania evolved from the wooden covered bridges of yesterday to those that define the skyline today.

Scroll the slider through Pittsburgh's 200-year history to see when and where bridges first appeared and why the city became known as the "City of Bridges".

To see a specific bridge from any year, click its name from the list below or type its name into the search box.

Bridge data and photos were acquired from Pittsburgh's Bridges (Images of America), Bruce Cridlebaugh, or Todd Wilson.

Map developed by Lauren Winkler.

All Bridges

    Name (Built - Demolished)

    Image Source


    Pittsburgh's River Bridges in 2016

    Bridge Type