Father Pitt

The New Smithfield Street Bridge

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

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“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

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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.

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