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Andy Warhol Bridge to reopen Saturday in Downtown Pittsburgh

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:03 p.m
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James Knox | Tribune-Review
Allegheny County contractors put signs in place before closing the Andy Warhol bridge to traffic at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 on the North Side.

The Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh will reopen Saturday, according to an Allegheny County news release.

The bridge has been closed since August 2016 for a $26 million rehabilitation project.

The newly renovated bridge will have a new lane configuration, new concrete deck, fresh paint, structural steel repairs, new lighting and a new drainage system.

The western (downstream) sidewalk will remain closed through March while utility companies complete their relocation. The eastern (upstream) sidewalk will reopen along with the roadway upon the opening of Fort Duquesne Boulevard after Light Up Night festivities at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Saxonburg-based Brayman Construction completed the project in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Association.

The Andy Warhol Bridge, built in 1926, is the first of the three “Sister Bridges” to be rehabilitated.

The rehabilitation of the Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge is scheduled to begin this summer through winter of 2019, the release said. Then, the Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge is set for rehabilitation in the summer of 2020 through winter of 2021.

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