|Origin of name||Modification of earlier name Brighton|
|Brighton Place (until 1910)|
|Origin of name||Its location off Brighton Road|
This street first appears in the 1890 Hopkins atlas as Brighton Place, presumably named for Brighton Road, which it intersects. In 1910, over 900 streets were renamed to eliminate duplication, and Brighton Place was renamed Brightridge Street, probably to avoid confusion with Brighton Road.
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890. view source] hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-1 ; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source] ordinance-1910-715
- "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1934, no. 35. Passed Feb. 5, 1934; approved Feb. 9, 1934. Ordinance Book 45, p. 544. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1934, appendix, p. 23, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1934 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1934). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 14, 1934, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88903365). [view source] ordinance-1934-35