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RACHEL CARSON BRIDGE REOPENS AFTER MAJOR REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENTS

Rachel Carson Bridge reopens

RACHEL CARSON BRIDGE REOPENS AFTER MAJOR REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENTS

CDR MAGUIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

The re-opening of a prominent bridge in Pittsburgh for which CDR Maguire served as Design and Program Manager was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on November 23, 2020. Rehabilitation included removal of the bridge deck and sidewalks, superstructure repairs, a new deck, expansion joints and sidewalks, and a glistening Aztek Gold paint job. Improvements to the configuration of traffic will allow designated turning lanes at each end of the bridge to improve the flow of traffic in the area.

 

Allegheny County’s Rachel Carson Bridge, re-named for the locally born, renowned environmentalist, is one of the city’s three “Sister Bridges.”  These 3 golden self-anchored suspension bridges were the first of their kind in the United States.  These historic structures represent the only instance of a trio of identical bridges in the world. The complete rehabilitation of the three Sister Bridges is a project of the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, for whom CDR Maguire has provided program management services for more than 40 years. As the County’s Program Manager, CDR Maguire serves as an extension of their engineering staff to help manage over 500 bridges and 400 lane miles of roadway.