Nearly 200 years ago, the newly incorporated city of Pittsburgh built its first bridge, which linked Smithfield Street to Mt. Washington. Today, of course, Pittsburgh is famous for its many bridges.
That transformation from new city to City of Bridges was the subject of February’s Bridgeville Area Historical Society presentation.
Author Todd Wilson, who co-wrote the book, Pittsburgh’s Bridges, discussed the history behind the bridges connecting Downtown Pittsburgh with the rest of the city. (His full book examines more than 140 bridges throughout the region.)
The entire hour-long presentation is linked above.