Andy Warhol Bridge (Seventh Street Bridge)

The Seventh Street (Andy Warhol Bridge) is one of the ''Three Sisters Bridges,'' which are three self-anchored suspension bridges side by side by side over the Allegheny River connecting downtown Pittsburgh with the North Shore. The Seventh Street Bridge is 66 feet longer than the other two. The three previous bridges were replaced at the same time due to navigational clearance requirements. The Pittsburgh Art Commission mandated suspension bridges for the replacement structures. Since the foundations were unsuitable for conventional anchorages and an elevated railroad was located along the Allegheny River on the Pittsburgh side, the self-anchored design was used. This was the first time the self-anchored design was used in the United States. The Seventh Street Bridge was renamed after Andy Warhol, a famous pop artist from Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Museum is near the northern end of the bridge.

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40.446, -80.00141
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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