The Sixth Street or Roberto Clemente bridge, one of the famous Three Sisters, seen from the North Side.
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.
As a secret fan of De Stijl, old Pa Pitt was particularly taken with this piece.
The “Knit the Bridge” project has generated quite a bit of news coverage across the country:
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.
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).