Greenfield Bridge

There’s going to be a party in Greenfield this fall and yinz are all invited.

The Greenfield Community Association is hosting a Greenfield Bridge sendoff party Oct. 17, the day before it closes for a year-and-a-half replacement project.

City Councilman Corey O’Connor invites the city to show their support for the neighborhood by trying out nearby shops and restaurants.

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An estimated 19,000 vehicles cross the Greenfield Avenue Bridge each day, but commuters will have to find a new route later this year.

That’s because the bridge is being demolished and the replacement won’t be open until 2017. Prep work for the demolition is expected to begin in in mid-October.

The City’s Department of Public Works is hosting a public meeting Tuesday in which officials will reveal the new bridge’s official design.

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City of Bridges: The following report is the second is a three-part series examining the status of Pittsburgh bridges as the Pennsylvania Legislature considers funding for transportation infrastructure.

Hundreds of bridges in Allegheny County alone are overdue for repairs or upgrades, and whatever happens in the final weeks of the legislative session, it’s unlikely lawmakers will approve funding for all of them.