Andy Warhol Bridge
|Andy Warhol Bridge|
|Seventh Street Bridge|
|Official name: Andy Warhol Bridge|
|Named for: Andy Warhol|
|Road||Seventh Street 2 lanes|
|- Sidewalks||Each side|
|Length||1,061 ft (323 m)|
|- Main span||442 ft (135 m)|
|- Side spans||442 ft (135 m)|
|- All spans||884 ft (269 m)|
|Width||62 ft (19 m) Vertical clearance above 78 ft towers|
|- Roadway||38 ft (12 m)|
|Clearance||83.5 ft (25 m)|
|- Navigational||40.1 ft (12 m)|
|Number of spans||3|
|Builder||American Bridge Company|
|- Opened||June 17, 1926|
|Maintained by||Allegheny County|
|Wikimedia Commons: Andy Warhol Bridge|
Andy Warhol Bridge, also known as the Seventh Street Bridge, spans the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the only bridge in the United States named for a visual artist. It was opened at a cost of $1.5 million on June 17, 1926 in a ceremony attended by 2,000.
Named for the artist Andy Warhol, a Pittsburgh native, it is one of three parallel bridges called The Three Sisters, the others being the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Rachel Carson Bridge. The Three Sisters are self-anchored suspension bridges and are historically significant because they are the only trio of nearly identical bridges – as well as the first self-anchored suspension spans — built in the United States.
The bridge was renamed for Warhol on March 18, 2005, as part of the tenth anniversary celebration for the Andy Warhol Museum. The museum is nearby at 117 Sandusky Street, a street which leads to the bridge from the north side of the river on Pittsburgh's North Shore.
- List of bridges documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in Pennsylvania
- List of crossings of the Allegheny River
- Pohla Smith (2005). Warhol Bridge Dedication: story by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 23, 2006.
Media related to Andy Warhol Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. PA-490-B, "Three Sisters Bridges, Seventh Street Bridge, Spanning Allegheny River at Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA", 3 photos, 1 color transparency, 1 photo caption page
- Seventh Street Bridge at Structurae
- Seventh Street Bridge at pghbridges.com
- Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) at BridgeMeister.com