Heth’s Run Bridge Construction

Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 8.33.12 PMDo you regularly drive past the zoo on Butler street? Then you may not realize it, but you are driving over a bridge! The Heth’s Run Bridge will be replaced this fall, closing a section of Butler street in the process. Construction is scheduled to begin on September 24th, with the bridge closing on November 1st. Once complete, the project will include a new entrance for the Pittsburgh Zoo, and the bridge will once again span the ravine below it.

More information, including project details, a schedule, and a map of the detour can be downloaded here.

The Tribune Review also posted this April Article on the bridge construction.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mARIE on September 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm



  2. Posted by Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association on September 12, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Yes, here is the latest update as of yesterday:
    Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing an eastbound lane closure on Butler Street (Route 8) at One Wild Place in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Friday night, Sept. 12, weather permitting.

    Beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday night, an eastbound (outbound) lane on Butler Street will be continuously closed until 6 a.m. Monday morning, Sept. 15 in the area of One Wild Place. Crews will conduct water line excavation and installation. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.

    To help keep motorists informed as work on the Heths Run Bridge continues PennDOT is creating an email distribution list for Route 8 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and writing “Subscribe – Route 8” in the subject line.


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