3-part series examines funding for Pittsburgh’s bridges with input from BikePGH-member Patrick Miner
Patrick Miner, a BikePGH member, community bike advocate with the Northside Bike/Ped Committee, and Civil Engineer with a local firm , gives insight on Pittsburgh’s bridges on WESA’s three-part series, City of Bridges: a report that examines the status of Pittsburgh bridges as Pennsylvania Legislation considers funding for transportation infrastructure.
Part 1: In Transportation Funding Debate, Iconic Liberty Bridge a Political Football Liberty Bridge – aired 10/28 – The first report examines the iconic, yet structurally deficient, Liberty Bridge and the struggle to find funding for much-needed improvements.
Part 2: With Fixing The Greenfield Bridge, Funding’s Not The Biggest Problem Greenfield Bridge – aired 10/29- The second segment discusses the reconstruction of the Greenfield Bridge. The project is already funded, but the year-long project will cut off a major linkage between Oakland and Squirrel Hill/Greenfield. The current plans for the new Greenfield Bridge include plenty of pedestrian space and new on-street bike markings.
Part 3: A Bridge To Pittsburgh’s Industrial Past – aired on 10/30 – In the final segment, the report discuses the Hot Metal Bridge and successful team-effort from some unconventional partners to bring funding to complete a now-celebrated community asset.
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