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Oakland: Panther Hollow Bridge


* Completed: 1896.(83)
* Cost: $170,000.(84)
* Length: 615 feet.(85)
* Panthers: Four panthers (mountain lions) at either end of the bridge,
sculpted by Giuseppe Moretti, 1897.(86)

Under this steel-arch highway bridge is a picturesque lake used for boating in the summer and skating in the winter. Regardless of seasons, this typical steel arch structure seems to be in accord with its surroundings.... (87)

The hollow near by took its name from the fact that it was a favorite haunt of these animals in the heroic days.... (88)

The Panther: Mascot of the University of Pittsburgh.


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