Introduction to Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny county, is 8 miles SW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town, which is included in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, had 5,341 residents as of the 2000 census.
Bridgeville, which was named after the first bridge built at the crossing of Chartiers Creek at the south end of the current Washington Avenue, was originally named St. Clair Township. During the mid 18th century, this village was a part of the Upper St. Clair Township for nearly 100 years. It was incorporated as a borough in 1901.
Bridgeville and Nearby Attractions
- National Aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
- Old Economy Historical Site
- Sandcastle Water Park
Things To Do In Bridgeville
Built in the late 19th century the "National Aviary" features a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. It also focuses on the captive breeding of rare and endangered birds. The "Old Economy Historical Site" features the remains of a 19th century utopian village. Other nearby attractions include Sandcastle Water Park, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Bridgeville Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Carlow College, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, La Roche College and Saint Francis University.