Father Pitt

Sixteenth Street Bridge

Posted in Bridges by Dr. Boli on September 10, 2014

The Sixteenth Street Bridge, built in 1922, is now officially named for David McCullough, the historian. It is a splendidly ornate bridge, and Father Pitt thinks (he welcomes corrections) that it is the only one of Pittsburgh’s major bridges to be named for someone still living. Mr. McCullough certainly deserves the honor if anyone does.

This picture is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, so no permission is needed to use it for any purpose whatsoever.

West End Bridge

Posted in Bridges, Manchester by Dr. Boli on July 30, 2014


The graceful arch of the West End Bridge, as seen from the union Dale Cemetery. Below, with Manchester in the foreground.


The New Smithfield Street Bridge

Posted in Bridges, History by Dr. Boli on April 20, 2014


“Pennsylvania.—New Steel Bridge Recently Erected Over the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh.” From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, August 11, 1883. Note that the bridge is half today’s width; the upstream half was added later.

Highland Park Bridge

Posted in Bridges, Highland Park by Dr. Boli on March 7, 2014


The Highland Park Bridge, viewed through the winter trees from Highland Park.

Roberto Clemente Bridge

Posted in Bridges by Dr. Boli on September 15, 2013


The Sixth Street or Roberto Clemente bridge, one of the famous Three Sisters, seen from the North Side.


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