Liberty Bridge (Pittsburgh)
The arching Liberty bridge (second from foreground) crosses the Monongahela.
|Official name||Liberty Bridge|
|Other name(s)||South Hills Bridge|
|Carries||4 lanes of roadway|
|Maintained by||Allegheny County|
|Total length||2,663 feet (812 m)|
|Longest span||2 spans, each 448 feet (137 m)|
|Clearance below||44.4 feet (13.5 m)|
|Opened||March 27, 1928|
The Liberty Bridge, completed in 1928, connects downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Liberty Tunnels and the South Hills neighborhoods beyond. It crosses the Monongahela River and intersects Interstate 579 at its northern terminus.
Liberty Bridge was constructed as the missing link between downtown and Liberty Tunnel, which had been constructed four years earlier in 1924 as a link to the South Hills. It opened on March 27, 1928, following a 5-mile (8.0 km) vehicle parade from the southern suburbs of the city, which crossed Smithfield Street Bridge and proceeded through downtown before ending at the southern end of the new bridge.
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
- List of crossings of the Monongahela River
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