As part of the design of the new Davis Avenue Bridge, a new public art project will be created that celebrates the rebuilding of this community bridge. This project, with a budget of $30,000, is made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art Program.

Get Involved - Photos Requested!

Lori Hepner, the artist for this project, is researching how the views from the bridge have changed over the years. She will use this research in the next phase of concept development for the public art that she will be creating for the new bridge.

She is interested in seeing photos taken on and of the original Davis Ave Bridge from community members where the view beyond the bridge can be seen.

If you have any photos looking out from the Bridge in any direction, or have bridge photos of people standing on the bridge with the view in the background, please share them with Lori using the upload button below!

Feel free to take a quick photo with your mobile phone of any printed family photos (professional scans aren't necessary). If you have a guess as to what year they were taken, or would like to share any stories that go along with your photos, please include this as well.

Upcoming Public Meeting

As the design for the new Davis Avenue bridge nears completion, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure invites you to attend a public meeting to learn about the final design and what to expect during construction. Artist Lori Hepner will also be in attendance at this meeting.

Topic: Davis Avenue Bridge Meeting

Time: Sep 29, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 4840 8637

Dial by your location: 1-(646) 558-8656

Meet The Artist

Lori Hepner (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lori Hepner is an artist working primarily in photography, new media performance, and public art in community centered projects. She has spent considerable time over the last five years in community centered artist residencies in three Pittsburgh neighborhoods, in a small Arctic Community in coastal Norway. Lori was featured in the WQED documentary, Visible, featuring five female artists from Pittsburgh. She is Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport, PA and lives in the Brighton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Please use the form below to submit any questions or comments for Lori to consider as she develops her concept for this project.