• Rachel Carson Bridge closed until summer of 2020


    PITTSBURGH - The Rachel Carson Bridge closed Monday morning to all vehicle and foot traffic, a closure that will last for more than a year.

    Several "bridge closed" and detour signs are up as crews begin work on a $23.3 million rehabilitation project on the bridge, also known as the Ninth Street Bridge. 

    Work will include steel repairs, a new concrete deck, new lighting, a new drain system, sidewalk replacement and painting the bridge Aztec gold. 

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    The closure is expected to last through the summer of 2020.

    Drivers said this will definitely impact their commute. 

    "Well, it's gonna be a big inconvenience, but what can I do," driver Chuck Shields said. 

    Traffic will be detoured using the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge and Isabella Street.




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