Pittsburg, PA, July 7, 2009 - Bells Mills Bridge was damaged by a fire which began shortly before 1:30 p.m. Volunteer fire companies from Yukon and Hutchinson put out the fire before it spread, however, a small section of the bridge's siding was charred.
Fire fighters speculated that a discarded cigarette had started the fire, which began along the roadside. Dozens of cigarette butts were found.
The 107-foot bridge was built in 1850 to cross Sewickley Creek in one span using a Burr truss. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, it was restored by the county in 1988.
For the story, go to: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_632562.html.
[Our thanks to Tom Walczak for finding this article - Ed.]