A city of bridges

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O.k., I like to draw bridges.

Imagine my delight when a little googling led me to find a site devoted to the bridges and tunnels of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Maintained since 1997 by Bruce S. Cridlebaugh, www.pghbridges.com is a mini-encyclopedia of local bridge lore. Some entries show a little age – I don’t think he’s revised his entry for the buried Bellefield Bridge in Oakland since the renovation of Schenley Plaza – but there are many wonderful bits of information to be found here. Well worth a browse. (And you can buy t-shirts and posters, too.)

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1 Comment so far

  1. Elizabeth Perry (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

    To answer a question just asked offline, the bridges in my sketches are, l. to r., Fort Pitt, Washington’s Crossing, and Homestead High-Level.



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