Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge to Close Immediately

Evelyn Luthringer

City of Pittsburgh officials have announced the immediate closure of the Charles Anderson Memorial Bridge. The closure is necessary to be able to complete the necessary repairs to the bridge. Although it is closed to cars, the bridge will remain open to pedestrians and bicycles, as well as Junction Hollow Trail below the bridge.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure estimates that the repairs necessary to safely reopen the bridge will take at least four months and will cost between $1 to $2 million dollars. The updated structural analysis of the bridge showed that repairs were necessary for safety.

Mayor Ed Gainey speaks on the closure of the bridge. He said, “I made a pledge to the residents of Pittsburgh that I will not hesitate to close a bridge for the safety of our citizens. Inspection results have come back that tell us this bridge needs repair work to be safe for traffic. It’s because of the safety systems that we have put in place over the last year that we can act immediately and proactively, to close this bridge—preventing another Fern Hollow.”

He also wanted to thank those who are helping ensure the safety of drivers. “I want to thank our staff at DOMI and the work of our Bridge Asset Management Team for their diligence in our routine bridge inspections and for improving the processes and systems that ensure we have bridges that are safer and more secure for everyone.”

There are detours for those who typically travel using the bridge. For those traveling eastbound take the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Bates Street, left onto Second Avenue, left onto Greenfield Avenue, left onto Ronald Street, right onto Alger Street, left onto Greenfield Bridge, to Greenfield Road, to Panther Hollow Road.

For those traveling westbound take Panther Hollow Road, to Greenfield Road, to Greenfield Bridge, turn right onto Alger Street, left onto Winterburn Street, right onto Greenfield Avenue, right onto Second Avenue, and right onto Bates Street.


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