Officials including Gov. Wolf cut ribbon on Fern Hollow Bridge ahead of reopening

PITTSBURGH — Gov. Tom Wolf and other dignitaries are at the Fern Hollow Bridge for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.

The bridge over Frick Park is expected to open by the end of December, less than a year after it collapsed.

The collapse on Jan. 28 injured drivers and riders on a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus.

“I was here on January 28 to survey the damage from the collapse, and today, less than a year later, I stand before a bridge that is nearly ready to reopen to traffic,” said Wolf. “This is the power of government working for the people in Pennsylvania. I’m thankful to all of our partners in state, local and federal government for your partnership and coordination to rebuild the Fern Hollow Bridge in less than a year. It’s an honor to be here to celebrate this incredible milestone for Pittsburgh.”

Officials previously confirmed there will be additional work that will occur throughout the spring of 2023, and then they will turn maintenance back over to the city.


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