By: Patrick Damp / KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The South Negley Avenue Bridge in Shadyside will be completely overhauled.
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The decision came earlier this month when Andy Sheehan reported that there were a number of safety concerns associated with the bridge, including wooden posts that appeared to be holding the structure in place.
Late Thursday afternoon, the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure announced that it had submitted legislation to the city regarding the technical phase of the restoration project and also secured the necessary state funding. and federal.
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According to the 2021 inspection report, most of the bridges are in good condition but substructures are poor.
As for the wooden posts that appear to be holding it up, they are positioned to reinforce the sidewalk for pedestrians and not bear the full weight of the bridge or vehicles.
As a result, DOMI said the bridge will remain open until rehab work begins.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/25/s-negley-ave-bridge-overhaul-plan/ Department of Facilities and Infrastructure Planning Complete Overhaul of South Negley Avenue Bridge – CBS Pittsburgh