South Tenth Street Bridge
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South Tenth Street Bridge
South Tenth Street Bridge
Pittsburgh Tenth Street Bridge from Bluff downsteam.JPG
Coordinates
Carries4 lanes of roadway
CrossesMonongahela River
LocalePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Official namePhilip Murray Bridge
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length1,275 feet
Longest span725 feet
Clearance below50.3 feet
History
Opened1933

South Tenth Street Bridge, most often called the Tenth Street Bridge, but officially dubbed the Philip Murray Bridge, is a suspension bridge spanning the Monongahela River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the longest bridge spanning the Monongahela River and serves as the only cable suspension bridge across any of Pittsburgh's three rivers. The bridge was renamed on Labor Day 2007 for Philip Murray, the first president of the United Steelworkers of America.[1]

The bridge was built in 1931 and connects South Tenth Street on the South Side to Second Avenue and the Armstrong Tunnel under the Bluff. A staircase leads from the northern terminus of the bridge up to the campus of Duquesne University on the Bluff. In 2015, the bridge was one of 3 bridges to have bike specific lanes installed.

View of bridge and Duquesne University from the South

See also

References

  1. ^ United Steelworkers. "Steelworkers, Western Pennsylvania Union Members to Dedicate Philip Murray Bridge following Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade". Retrieved .

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