Fort Duquesne Bridge

Local nameFort Duquesne Bridge
LocationPittsburgh, USA

The Fort Duquesne Bridge is a steel bowstring arch bridge that spans the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was colloquially referred to as "The Bridge to Nowhere". It was constructed from 1958-1963 by PennDOT, and opened for traffic October 17, 1969 with its predecessor Manchester Bridge closing that same day. The bridge was given the name "The Bridge to Nowhere" because the main span was finished in 1963, but due to delays in acquiring right of ways for the northern approach ramps, it did not connect on the north side of the Allegheny River. The total cost was budgeted at $5 million in 1962. The lack of approach ramps meant the bridge ended in midair, rendering it useless. The northwestern ramps were completed in 1969, allowing access to Pennsylvania Route 65. The northeastern ramps were completed in 1986, with the construction of the northern section of Interstate 279 which runs through Downtown Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle and north towards Interstate 79.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Duquesne_Bridge

Address I-279 N, Pittsburgh 15212, United States

Coordinates 40°26'40.712" N -80°0'33.499" E

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