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BIGELOW BLVD CLOSED PENDING DEMOLITION OF FINLAND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

BIGELOW BLVD CLOSED PENDING DEMOLITION OF FINLAND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Bigelow Blvd is currently closed in both directions from Bloomfield Bridge to Herron Avenue.

PITTSBURGH – Earlier this morning a crane collided with the Finland Pedestrian Bridge that allowed for the safe crossing for pedestrians over Bigelow Blvd. After a thorough inspection of the bridge, it was determined that in order to safely re-open Bigelow Blvd the pedestrian bridge would need to be demolished.

“Our administration is dedicated to the safety of our citizens,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “We will move as quickly as we can in order to safely re-open Bigelow Blvd, but our number one priority is to keep everyone safe, and that means taking down the Finland pedestrian bridge.”

Bigelow Blvd is currently closed in both directions from Bloomfield Bridge to Herron Avenue.

EMERGENCY DETOUR ROUTE:
Westbound from Baum Blvd:
Turn right onto the Bloomfield Bridge; continue across the bridge and left onto Liberty Ave; continue on Liberty Ave to Grant St; turn left onto Seventh Ave to get back to Bigelow Blvd
Westbound from Bloomfield Bridge:
Turn left onto Bigelow Blvd; take a slight right to continue on Bigelow Blvd, continue on Bigelow Blvd and turn right onto Centre Ave; turn right onto Herron Ave; Herron Ave will take you back to Bigelow Blvd
Eastbound:
Turn right onto Herron Ave; continue on Herron Ave and turn left onto Centre Ave; motorists who want to get to Bloomfield will turn left onto Bigelow Blvd and motorists going to Baum Blvd will continue on Centre Ave and turn left on N Craig St

The City of Pittsburgh is currently in the process of identifying a contractor for the emergency project. The demolition process is expected to begin as early as this evening and the demolition is tentatively scheduled to last one week.

A more concrete timeline and project cost estimate will be provided when it becomes available. At this point in time, the City does not have an estimated timeline for the construction of a replacement pedestrian bridge.

Published

10.07.2022
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