Tuesday, June 20, 2006

446 Bridges to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Author Counts Bridges

The dozen or so bridges that cross the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, joining downtown and its southern and northern neighborhoods, represent only a small fraction of the spans that crisscross this city.

Just how many are there? Depending on who has been doing the counting, that number has varied over the years.

Now, a local author who is a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh believes he has come up with a definitive number: 446.

Read the rest of the article from NEPA news

Federal Street Bridge, Pittsburgh, early 1900s photo from Pennsylvania Old Photos