Father Pitt

Highland Park Bridge

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

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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

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

Yarn-Bombing the Andy Warhol Bridge

Posted in Bridges, Downtown by Dr. Boli on August 13, 2013

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The Seventh Street or Andy Warhol Bridge is covered with knitting—supposedly the biggest “yarn-bombing” project in history. If terrorism were always so cheerful, old Pa Pitt would be completely in favor of it.

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As a secret fan of De Stijl, old Pa Pitt was particularly taken with this piece.

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The “Knit the Bridge” project has generated quite a bit of news coverage across the country:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Time

Associated Press (via the Washington Post)

The Huffington Post

Fox News

Sixth Street Bridge

Posted in Bridges by Dr. Boli on April 8, 2013

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The Sixth Street or Roberto Clemente bridge, one of the famous Three Sisters that span the Allegheny, glows in the late-afternoon sun. Beyond it, the increasingly cluttered skyline of the North Side.

The Three Sisters

Posted in Bridges, Rivers by Dr. Boli on March 24, 2013

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Supposedly Pittsburgh is the only  place in the world where you can see three identical suspension bridges in a row: the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Street Bridges over the Allegheny, now named for Roberto Clemente (because the Sixth Street Bridge leads to the ball park), Andy Warhol (because the Seventh Street Bridge leads to the Andy Warhol Museum), and Rachel Carson (because we’re really proud of Rachel Carson).

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