Andy Warhol Bridge
Andy Warhol Bridge
|Official name||Andy Warhol Bridge|
|Named for||Andy Warhol|
|Maintained by||Allegheny County|
|Total length||1,061 ft (323 m)|
|Width||62 ft (19 m) Vertical clearance above 78 ft towers|
|Height||83.5 ft (25.5 m)|
|Constructed by||American Bridge Company|
|Opened||June 17, 1926|
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. Like the 7th Street bridge, few know about the name change and most still call it the 7th street bridge. 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
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- "A novel and profitable plan of construction for the new seventh street bridge". Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette. 23 Nov 1883. p. 2. Retrieved 5 October 2018 – via newspapers.com.
(make the piers) longer than they are now which is sixty-six feet
- "Local Laconics". Altoona Times. 22 January 1887. p. 4. Retrieved 5 October 2018 – via newspapers.com.
Levi H. Kantner, the 16-year-old son of Mr. D. T. Kantner, of the Altoona Gas Works, had the pleasure of being the first bicycler to cross the new Seventh street bridge on a wheel. Levi Kantner won't be beat in anything he undertakes that is, he won't if he can help it.
- 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