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Veterans Bridge (Pittsburgh)

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Carries  I-579
Official name  pghe585-17
Design  Steel girder bridge
Total length  320 m
Location  Pittsburgh
Body of water  Allegheny River
Crosses  Allegheny River
Maintained by  PennDOT
Construction started  1984
Opened  1987
Bridge type  Girder bridge
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Locale  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Similar  33rd Street Railroad Bridge, 30th Street Bridge, Senator Robert D Fleming, South Tenth Street Bri, Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge

The Veterans Bridge is a steel and welded girder bridge that carries Interstate 579 over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed in 1988 it cost $420 million (or $851 million in 2017 terms). It opened on November 11, 1988 complete with 107th National Guard howitzers firing ceremonously from the deck, as the last link in I-579. The bridge, 1,050 feet (320 m) in length, has a main span of 410 feet (120 m) and is 51 feet (16 m) above the water. The roadway atop the structure is seven lanes wide, with six lanes dedicated to northbound and southbound traffic (three per direction) and one lane designed for reversible High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV-2) movements.

Map of Veterans Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The bridge is also designated "pghe585-17".

References

Veterans Bridge (Pittsburgh) Wikipedia


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