27 Allegheny County bridges rated ‘poor’ as officials plan repairs, replacements

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County officials said they plan to fix and/or replace 27 bridges that are all rated “poor” in the coming years.

The county maintains 305 bridges that are 8 feet or longer, and about 8% of them that are rated “poor.” Of the 27 in that category, seven are expected to be replaced or removed this year. Construction projects for 18 others are expected to be bid before 2024. The remaining two bridges are scheduled to be scoped to begin construction design within the next year.

Here are the bridges listed in “poor” condition:

BridgeMunicipalityLengthAvg. Daily TrafficWeight LimitLast InspectedReplacement or repair status
Aber’s Creek #3Monroeville46 ft850None6/21/2021Construction project expected to be bid 2023
Aber’s Creek #4Monroeville53 ft500None6/24/2021Construction project expected to be bid 2023
Bull Creek #7Fawn54 ft390None10/21/2021Construction project expected to be bid 2022
Bull Creek #8Fawn65 ft155None10/21/2021Construction project expected to be bid 2022
Campbells Run #5Robinson16 ft5,094None3/23/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
Campbells Run #6Robinson49 ft6,125None4/19/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
Crawford Run #2East Deer16 ft690None6/8/2021Scheduled to be scoped for design in the next year
Crawford Run #3East Deer8 ft690None2/25/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Days Run #3East Deer32 ft1,899None10/29/2021Construction project expected to be bid 2023
Fallen Timber #6Forward10 ft2,014None6/24/2021Scheduled to be scoped for design in the next year
Gourdhead #1Hampton27 ft0Closed9/3/2020Closed; expected to be removed in 2022
Jacks Run #3Ross205 ft4,631None6/23/2020Construction project expected to be bid 2024
Kenmawr Ave. RampRankin203 ft8,381None7/15/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Kilbuck Run #16Sewickley Heights8 ft1,48015 single 28 combo5/1/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
Licks Run #1Jefferson14 ft4,660None6/11/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Little Sewickley Creek
South Branch #1
Sewickley Heights32 ft51Closed7/20/2021Closed; construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Long Run #3White Oak32 ft4,813None11/3/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
McClaren’s Run #7Findlay24 ft94415 single 25 combo6/18/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2022
Painters Run #2Upper St. Clair41 ft15,049None5/5/2020Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Painters Run #3Upper St. Clair34 ft15,049None4/22/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2024
Pine Creek South Branch #6Shaler25 ft9,86621 single 32 combo8/24/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
Pine Creek South Branch #10Ross37 ft1,520None8/11/2020Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Plum Creek #2Penn Hills31 ft7,66234 single 40 combo9/16/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Pucketa Creek #5Plum45 ft366None7/20/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2022
Robinson Run #3North Fayette71 ft323None4/22/2021Expected to be replaced in 2022
Squaw Run #1O’Hara52 ft825None6/24/2021Construction project expected to be bid in 2023
Wible Run #1Shaler21 ft6,583None5/8/2020Construction project expected to be bid in 2023

A bridge is considered in poor condition if any of its components - deck, superstructure or substructure - receive a 4 or lower rating on a 1-9 scale. A poor rating does not necessarily mean that a bridge is unsafe to drive on.