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South Highland Avenue Bridge

Bridge at sunset

  • Bridge at sunset
  • Sidewalk with walker
  • Before image, looking north
  • After image, looking north
  • Site context map
  • Color elevation drawing
  • East interpretive panel at sunset
  • West panel at glazed gap
  • 1857 Interpretive panel
  • 1890 Interpretive panel
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The new South Highland Avenue Bridge connects the neighborhoods of Shadyside and East Liberty in Pittsburgh’s East End. It carries traffic and pedestrians over Ellsworth Avenue, the Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway and the historic Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The new superstructure replaces a severely deteriorated bridge constructed in 1925 and built atop ashlar piers and abutments from 1876. From design concept to construction details the new bridge creatively uses a standard kit of parts to form a unique civic space that enhances function and placemaking.

Clients: Federal Highway Administration, PA Department of Transportation, City of Pittsburgh (October 2013)

2014 Award of Excellence in Architectural Detail
AIA Pittsburgh

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