Allegheny County officials on Monday celebrated the opening of the Greensburg Pike Bridge, slightly more than a year after the old bridge closed.
The new bridge opened Friday, but officials made the announcement Monday. The $20.5 million project included building a brand new bridge to cross Turtle Creek and two sets of railroad tracks.
The original Greensburg Pike Bridge was built in 1925 to carry traffic between Turtle Creek and North Versailles.
The 663-foot steel girder bridge is four spans and the primary connection for over 8,000 vehicles a day. The bridge design included curved girders to improve the alignment and a new traffic signal system was installed to give priority to emergency vehicles. Two retaining walls were also constructed to improve the stability of the historically landslide-prone area.