Pittsburgh Bridges http://wesa.fm en Stressing the Importance of Transportation Funding http://wesa.fm/post/stressing-importance-transportation-funding <p>Pittsburgh is sometimes known as the <a href="http://www.popularpittsburgh.com/pittsburgh-info/pittsburgh-aroundtown/bridges.aspx">city of bridges</a>, but without additional funding, bridges in disrepair are likely to be weight-restricted and mass-transit systems will have to scale back projects.</p><p>This month, legislative leaders are reportedly continuing discussions about transportation funding in the commonwealth and hope to map out a proposal that could be voted on by mid-November. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:10:35 +0000 Nick Frost 19304 at http://wesa.fm Stressing the Importance of Transportation Funding Pittsburgh Bridge to be Named for David McCullough http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-bridge-be-named-david-mccullough <p>The man who wrote probably the definitive book on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge will have a bridge named for him in his native Pittsburgh.</p><p>The 90-year-old Sixteenth Street Bridge, which links the Strip District and the North Side, will be rededicated Sunday as the David McCullough Bridge in honor of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian.</p><p>McCullough will be joined Sunday — his 80<sup>th</sup> birthday — by family members, friends, fans and local officials for the unveiling of the plaque formally renaming the bridge.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 12467 at http://wesa.fm Bridges Around the State Evaluated by PennDOT http://wesa.fm/post/bridges-around-state-evaluated-penndot <p></p><p>In the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in Washington, interest has increased in the current condition and safety of&nbsp;Pennsylvania’s bridges. With the average age of bridges on&nbsp;the state system well over 50, <a href="http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/web.nsf/Secondary?OpenFrameset&amp;Frame=main&amp;src=InfoBridge?openform">PennDOT&nbsp;</a>must evaluate the numerous bridges and consider the needs and costs of the state infrastructure.&nbsp; &nbsp;According the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Allegheny County has 2,247 bridges yet many of them are categorized as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:16:45 +0000 Katherine Blackley 10767 at http://wesa.fm Bridges Around the State Evaluated by PennDOT