Greenfield Bridge

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The 90-year old structurally deficient Liberty Bridge will undergo its first major renovation in 30 years starting in April.

“It’s due,” said state Department of Transportation District Executive Dan Cessna.

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New Year's Eve traffic in and out of Pittsburgh for the First Night celebration might not so bad.

Parkway East will reopen at 2 p.m. Thursday, earlier than expected following Monday's implosion of the Greenfield Bridge.

Area Bridge Closures Impact On Mass Transit

Dec 7, 2015
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The closure of the Greenfield Bridge is resulting in detours for commuters in private vehicles and those taking public transportation. However, the structure spanning I-376 isn’t the only bridge closing in the region. Three bridges where Braddock, Rankin, North Braddock and Swissvale come together have closed for repairs resulting in the rerouting of traffic and bus routes. Jim Ritchie, communications officer for the Port Authority joined us to address how this is impacting mass transit.
 
“We want the bridges to be safe and be able to accommodate the vehicles we have going throughout the county,” says Ritchie.

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Leave extra travel time if you plan to take Parkway East this weekend.

The inbound and outbound sides are scheduled to close in spots starting 11 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.

The outbound detour begins at the Oakland exit, but drivers should be able to access the outbound parkway from the Squirrel Hill/Homestead and Edgewood/Swissvale entrances.

Greenfield Bridgefest Helps A Neighborhood Say Goodbye

Oct 15, 2015
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Greenfield Bridge is coming down and a party is being held to send it off in style. We’ll talk with City Councilman Corey O'Connor about how Greenfield Bridgefest will raise awareness of the local businesses impacted by the temporary loss of the bridge. And event co-chair Patrick Hassett joins us to explain how exactly they are “celebrating" when the event is held on Saturday.

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If you want to take one last drive across the 93-year-old Greenfield Bridge, you had better do it before Friday at 10 p.m.

That’s when the bridge will close to automobile traffic; it will remain closed until the new bridge opens in May 2017.

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.