The Veterans Bridge is one of the bridges I will not be walking in Pittsburgh because it doesn’t have pedestrian access. It carries another one of the freeways over the Allegheny River. As discussed in the Fort Duquesne Bridge post, freeways and pedestrians usually don’t mix.
The reason that I am including a post on this bridge, as my focus is on the bridges that I walk, is that it adds to the discussion of how many bridges are there in Pittsburgh. As the Veterans Bridge, I consider it a single bridge entity. However, the image above shows that there are three separate entities that make up the bridge, at least as it crosses over the parking lots in The Strip (I believe at least two of these merge before the bridge crosses the river). So the question is, do these three elevated roadways get counted as three separate bridges in addition to the bridge over the river? If that is the case, then it is easy to see how Pittsburgh can outrank Venice in the number of bridges each city has. Though I have yet to go to Venice, I image its bridges are more like London’s bridges where there is only one roadway and few or no elevated ramps/roadways to approach the bridge.