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Andy Warhol Bridge

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- Sidewalks  Each side
- Side spans  442 ft (135 m)
- Roadway  38 ft (12 m)
Construction started  1925
Total length  323 m
Clearance below  12 m
- Main span  442 ft (135 m)
- All spans  884 ft (269 m)
- Navigational  40.1 ft (12 m)
Opened  17 June 1926
Area  6,475 m²
Andy Warhol Bridge
Address  Andy Warhol Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Bridge type  Self-anchored suspension bridge, Suspension bridge
Similar  Rachel Carson Bridge, Roberto Clemente Bridge, David McCullough Bridge, South Tenth Street Bri, 31st Street Bridge

Pittsburgh s andy warhol bridge yarn bombed


Andy Warhol Bridge, also known as the Seventh Street Bridge, spans the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the only bridge in the United States named for a visual artist. It was opened at a cost of $1.5 million on June 17, 1926 in a ceremony attended by 2,000.

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Named for the artist Andy Warhol, a Pittsburgh native, it is one of three parallel bridges called The Three Sisters, the others being the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Rachel Carson Bridge. The Three Sisters are self-anchored suspension bridges and are historically significant because they are the only trio of nearly identical bridges – as well as the first self-anchored suspension spans — built in the United States.

The bridge was renamed for Warhol on March 18, 2005, as part of the tenth anniversary celebration for the Andy Warhol Museum. The museum is nearby at 117 Sandusky Street, a street which leads to the bridge from the north side of the river on Pittsburgh's North Shore.

On August 11, 2013, the Andy Warhol Bridge was covered with 580 knitted and crocheted panels in a yarn bombing project known as Knit the Bridge that lasted for four weeks.

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References

Andy Warhol Bridge Wikipedia


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