South Tenth Street Bridge

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South Tenth Street Bridge
Pittsburgh Tenth Street Bridge from Bluff downsteam.JPG
Coordinates40°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
Carries4 lanes of roadway
CrossesMonongahela River
LocalePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official namePhilip Murray Bridge
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length1,275 feet
Longest span725 feet
Clearance below50.3 feet
History
Opened1933

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.[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. In 2015, the bridge was one of 3 bridges to have bike specific lanes installed.

View of bridge and Duquesne University from the South

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  1. ^ United Steelworkers. "Steelworkers, Western Pennsylvania Union Members to Dedicate Philip Murray Bridge following Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade". Retrieved 2007-09-03.

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