Veterans Bridge (Pittsburgh)

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Veterans Bridge
Veterans Bridge (Pittsburgh).jpg
Coordinates40°27′00″N 79°59′36″W / 40.4499°N 79.9934°W / 40.4499; -79.9934Coordinates: 40°27′00″N 79°59′36″W / 40.4499°N 79.9934°W / 40.4499; -79.9934
Carries I-579
CrossesAllegheny River
LocalePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official namepghe585-17
Maintained byPennDOT
Characteristics
DesignSteel girder bridge
Total length1,050 feet (320 m)
Longest span410 feet (120 m)
History
Opened1987
Location

The Veterans Bridge is a steel and welded girder bridge that carries Interstate 579 over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed in 1988 it cost $420 million (or $962 million in 2022 terms). It opened on November 11, 1988 complete with 107th National Guard howitzers firing ceremoniously from the deck, as the last link in I-579.[1] The bridge, 1,050 feet (320 m) in length, has a main span of 410 feet (120 m) and is 51 feet (16 m) above the water.[2] The roadway atop the structure is seven lanes wide, with six lanes dedicated to northbound and southbound traffic (three per direction) and one lane designed for reversible High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV-2) movements.

The bridge is also designated "pghe585-17".[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "The Pittsburgh Press - Google News Archive Search".
  2. ^ "Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County, PA - Veterans Bridge".

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