This week I officially crossed all the pedestrian accessible bridges in Pittsburgh across the Allegheny River. I still have a few more to post about, but I’m so excited about having reached this milestone, I had to share it with my readers. I finished the legwork and now just need to complete the fingerwork to be geographically one-third of the way to reach my goal for the summer.
Of the 20 bridges I initially identified as pedestrian accessible over the three rivers in Pittsburgh (see May 30th post), 10 cross the Allegheny River. It turns out one of these that I identified wasn’t actually pedestrian accessible, though I posted about it anyway (see June 24th post). However, it turns out that I missed a bridge on the Allegheny when picking them out on the map. So I still crossed 10 out of 20 bridges.
I have been using the term pedestrian accessible because not all of the bridges I crossed were necessarily pedestrian friendly. From the Point downtown up to the 31st Street Bridge (see July 19 post) the bridges were mostly pedestrian friendly. The 31st Street Bridge begins to get a little dubious. Farther upriver, while the bridges remain accessible, they are not particularly pedestrian friendly. See Highland Park Bridge, Washington’s Crossing Bridge and The Last Allegheny River Bridge posts.