Outbound 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to close through November
The 10th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh is set to close to outbound traffic through the end of November starting at 8 p.m. Thursday.
One inbound lane and a sidewalk will remain open, according to a county news release.
Traffic will be detoured using Forbes Avenue, the Birmingham Bridge and East Carson Street, the release said. Alternate routes for that detour include using the Smithfield Street Bridge and the Hot Metal Bridge. Additionally, westbound traffic on Muriel Street will be detoured at South 11th Street onto East Carson Street.
The closure is for the second stage of a $20 million bridge rehabilitation project that includes replacing the bridge deck, painting, structural steel repairs, wrapping the suspension cables and installing a dehumidification system, the release said.
The bridge, also known as the Philip Murray Bridge, opened in 1933, the release said. It is 1,275 feet long and the only conventional suspension bridge in the state.
The bridge connects Pittsburgh’s South Side to I-376 and Downtown, via the Armstrong Tunnel.
The project received state and federal funding.
Coraopolis-based American Bridge Co. is the contractor.
The full project, including painting ,is slated to be finished in June 2019, said Stephen Shanley, director of the county’s public works department.