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The Home Page of the Pittsburgh Bridge Association

The Home Page of the Pittsburgh Bridge Association | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
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Not many cities have a "Bridge Association".  Of course Pittsburgh does; which goes to show how much the bridges define the city and what role they play for Pittsburgh

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Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - pghbridges.com

Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - pghbridges.com | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Photos, data and history for bridge and tunnel structures in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Due to the topography in the Pittsburgh area, a mass amount of bridges is necessary for transportation.  It is almost impossible to drive anywhere without crossing a bridge.  Pittsburgh is so well known for their bridges that most bridge engineers hold conferences in Pittsburgh.

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Why are the bridges in Pittsburgh painted yellow?

Why are the bridges in Pittsburgh painted yellow? | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Well, first of all, the bridges aren't painted yellow. They are painted -- ahem -- "Aztec gold." Yes, Aztec gold, the color that reflects the...
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Where else can you find a yellow bridge?  Black and gold are the city colors but that isn't the only reason the bridges are painted "yellow".  This bright color makes the bridges standout more than a typical bridge.

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Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About Pittsburgh

Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About Pittsburgh | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
What do you know about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Chances are, you associate this city with one of two things — sports, or steel. With well-known sports teams like the Steelers (football) and the Penguins (hockey) [...]
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Pittsburgh is the "City of Bridges" and is well known for the structures that surround the city.  Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice!

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Downtown bridges could become venues for concerts, festivals, weddings

Downtown bridges could become venues for concerts, festivals, weddings | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh's downtown bridges are icons of the city, but there's a push to turn them into destinations for concerts, festivals and more.
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Recently, Pittsburgh has decided to look into using the bridges of Pittsburgh to hold special events.  This is a great example of how the bridges define the city and why some would like to marry or host events on the bridges.

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Pittsburgh Bridge Gets a ‘Yarn Bomb’ Makeover | TIME.com

Pittsburgh Bridge Gets a ‘Yarn Bomb’ Makeover | TIME.com | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
In a city famous for its 446 bridges, one is getting all the attention this week
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People from around the world came to Pittsburgh to "yarn bomb" a bridge.  This story shows how much attention the city bridges receive and how they play a big part in the culture of Pittsburgh

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Driving in Pittsburgh - Tips for Finding Your Way Around

Driving in Pittsburgh - Tips for Finding Your Way Around | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Driving in Pittsburgh - Tips for Finding Your Way Around, About.com Pittsburgh
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There is a lot a truth to: "Be careful when driving through these tunnels and their connecting bridges for the first time - many of the signs are on the overhead spans and are hard to see until you are practically underneath them".  This makes the bridges of Pittsburgh incredibly hard to drive


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Pittsburgh Information on the City of Bridges. Pittsburgh Bridges from Popular Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Information on the City of Bridges. Pittsburgh Bridges from Popular Pittsburgh | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh is known as the City of Bridges - with nearly 2000 bridges, Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice Italy
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"Pittsburgh is bursting with bridges".  The bridges create a picture perfect view of the city (One of the most popular photographs taken of the city skyline includes many bridges).  The stories of each of the popular bridges creates a great insight.

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How Safe is Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge?

How Safe is Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge? | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
Governor Tom Corbett was in town reminding Pennsylvanians that legislators must past bill for transportation funding that will fix the bridge.
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If one is already scared to drive over Pittsburgh bridges, they probably should not tune into the 5:00 news.  It is shown that some of the most popular bridges in (and out) of the city have less than a 50% structural safety rating.

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Pittsburgh named one of the worst places to drive in country

Pittsburgh named one of the worst places to drive in country | Untold History: Pittsburgh Bridges | Scoop.it
It’s been a longstanding joke that driving in and around the city of Pittsburgh can be, well, tricky.

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"Construction and changing traffic patterns" make Pittsburgh a tricky place to drive.  This article describes why many people will simply not drive near the city.  Being rated one of the worst places to drive in the country it makes sense.

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