Panther Hollow Bridge

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Panther Hollow Bridge
Panther Hollow Bridge.jpg
Panther Hollow Bridge from Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park.
Crosses Panther Hollow
Locale Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°26′13″N 79°56′48″W / 40.43694°N 79.94667°W / 40.43694; -79.94667Coordinates: 40°26′13″N 79°56′48″W / 40.43694°N 79.94667°W / 40.43694; -79.94667
Panther Hollow Bridge
City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark
City designated: July 26, 2002[1]
PHLF designated: 2000
Panther Hollow Bridge with Panther sculpture by Moretti (Cathedral of Learning in background)

Panther Hollow Bridge carries Wilmot Road over Panther Hollow in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This bridge in the city's Oakland district has a main span of 360 feet (110 m), total length 620 feet (190 m), and arches 120 feet (37 m) above the hollow. It was erected in the same year (1897) and with similar specifications as nearby Schenley Bridge.

These nearly identical bridges often confuse even the locals, but Panther Hollow Bridge may be easily distinguished by its monumental bronze sculptures by Giuseppe Moretti of four panthers, crouching as sentinels, on each bridge corner. Another clue is that Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens sits near the north end of Panther Hollow Bridge.

Panther Hollow Lake, a recreation spot, lies just west of the bridge.

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  1. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 

References[edit]

  • Kidney, Walter C. (1997). Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. ISBN 0-916670-18-X. 
  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 

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