This bridge in the city's Oakland district is one element of a grand main entrance into the park. Its span is 620 feet and it arches 120 feet above the hollow. Erected in 1897, it replaced a temporary structure by the same name dating from 1890, a year after the park opened.
In 1890, the year after the City of Pittsburgh received the land for Schenley Park, a temporary trestle was constructed across Junction Hollow. The present Schenley Bridge replaced this structure in 1897. One of the original plans was to remove the temporary trestle and re-erect it over Panther Hollow. It has been speculated that the fire which destroyed the Schenley Park Casino near the temporary bridge was also a factor leading to the erection of a wholly new bridge at Panther Hollow. As built, the Schenley Bridge and the Panther Hollow Bridge are near twins—built concurrently.