Audio: How A City With 446 Bridges Deals With Infrastructure

April 27, 2016


Pittsburgh has more than 440 bridges in its city – more than Venice, Italy – earning it the nickname the “City of Bridges.” For many residents, the bridges represent the city’s historic ties with industrial production, engineering and steel.

But at least 20 bridges are now labeled “structurally deficient” by state and local officials, often due to age and weather damage.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson, reporting from Pittsburgh, explores the history of the bridges and speaks with transportation officials about the Liberty Bridge project and the overall cost of upkeep.

Source: WBUR (NPR Boston)