South Tenth Street Bridge

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South Tenth Street Bridge
Pittsburgh Tenth Street Bridge from Bluff downsteam.JPG
Coordinates 40°25′57.06″N 79°59′21.17″W / 40.4325167°N 79.9892139°W / 40.4325167; -79.9892139Coordinates: 40°25′57.06″N 79°59′21.17″W / 40.4325167°N 79.9892139°W / 40.4325167; -79.9892139
Carries 4 lanes of roadway
Crosses Monongahela River
Locale Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official name Philip Murray Bridge
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 1,275 feet
Longest span 725 feet
Clearance below 50.3 feet
Opened 1933

South Tenth Street Bridge, most often called the Tenth Street Bridge, but officially dubbed the Philip Murray Bridge, is a suspension bridge spanning the Monongahela River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bridge was renamed on Labor Day 2007 for Philip Murray, the first president of the United Steelworkers of America and a giant of the 20th-century American labor movement.[1]

The bridge connects South Tenth Street on the South Side to Second Avenue and the Armstrong Tunnel under the Bluff. A staircase leads from the northern terminus of the bridge up to the campus of Duquesne University on the Bluff.

View of bridge and Duquesne University from the South

In popular culture[edit]

  • The bridge is featured in the game Fallout 3's second add-on package, The Pitt, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh. The bridge is covered in land mines and vehicles, and must be crossed to enter the main city.
  • The bridge was used in the filming of Jack Reacher and can be seen in the movie's chase scene

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