Two Pittsburgh Bridges Receive National Recognition

The Warhol and Liberty Bridges are 'Outstanding'

Andrew Limberg
February 20, 2020 - 10:48 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance have compiled a list of award winning bridges, and the "City of Bridges" is home to 2 winners.

The Warhol Bridge, originally the 7th street Bridge, received the national award for a rehabilitated bridge.

The Engineer for the Warhol Bridge is Michael Baker International, based in Moon, PA.

A special award was given to the Liberty Bridge for resilience.

The AISC says “This bridge, which was originally built in 1929, demonstrated the superior resilience of structural steel with a remarkable recovery from an accidental construction fire.”

The bridge was closed for 24 days in September 2016 after an accidental fire from burning plastic piping damaged a steel beam.

These two bridges follow in the footsteps of the 6th Street Bridge, which won the first competition in 1928.

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