Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Project Completed: 2000
Christine Davis prepared all Cultural Resource documentation and coordination for the Hot Metal Bridge and adjacent Main Railroad Bridge. The bridges were determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. CDC completed the Criteria of Effect documents prior to the rehabilitation and conversion of the Railroad Bridge as a vehicular bridge and the Hot Metal bridge as a vital link on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding, Christine Davis documented the bridges through a written history including archival photographs as well as photographs of existing conditions. These materials are now in the collections of the State Historic Preservation Office in Harrisburg. As part of the project, Christine Davis prepared an exhibition for the Carnegie Mellon Research Center consisting of the original drawings, photographs, and paintings of the Hot Metal Bridge. Christine Davis completed all cultural resource studies for the project including the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation, the Criteria of Effect Report, and an interpretive exhibit at Carnegie-Mellon University Research Institute.
The project received two American Society of Engineers Awards