Three Sister Bridges history here
The family is in town for the Head of the Ohio Regatta Three Rivers Rowing Association sponsored by UPMC.
“The race begins upstream from downtown Pittsburgh at Washington’s Landing and ends 3.2 miles downstream at Point State Park”
A couple of weeks ago Jack was here on Spring Break snd I took a photo of him with favorite robots C-3PO and R2D2.
When the family visited last week, Laura, Charlie and I went to the Carnegie Science Center. Charlie was eager to get to Roboworld to see R2-D2 and C-3PO
Carnegie Science Center has moved the robots to the Rangos Theatre lobby here’s an article about the change.
I knit Charlie a robot a couple years ago. Clinky. He likes robots.
Good soup, hot tea and knitting weather. Not good if you have to be out on the road.
Homestead Grays Bridge, built in 1936, was formerly called the Homestead High Level Bridge. I Pulled into a parking space to shoot the underbelly Wednesday night. The blue light against the night sky. The bridge spans the Monongahela River but this part is over the Waterfront shopping area.
“It is notable as the first bridge to incorporate the Wichert Truss, which uses a quadrilateral shape over each support, into its design. This made the truss statically determinate, so that forces in the structural members could be calculated.” Wikipedia
A 2017 blog post I did of bridges going over the Monongahela shows a different view of this same bridge.
Tiles in the sidewalk in the Friendship Neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
NorthSide Rooftops with Snow
October 15, 2020
October 16, 2020
In 2011 I posted about the City Sidewalk Stairs. And again in July 2018
”Pittsburgh has more public staircases (800+) than any city in the United States. The City’s steps connect communities and provide residents access to transit and other amenities” http://pittsburghpa.gov/
Garfield The Steps to Ft. Pitt School
Sidewalks can be steps, too.
Book by Bob Regan Photos by Tim Fabian
Pittsburgh topography requires innovation- how to get from the bottom of a hill to the top. And in 2010 the snow covered stairs students climbed to Ft. Pitt School.
Author Martin Aurand’s book describes the formation of the topography of Pittsburgh’s hills and valleys. The Spectator and the Topographical City examines Pittsburgh’s built environment as it relates to the city’s unique topography. Martin Aurand explores the conditions present in the natural landscape that led to the creation of architectural forms; man’s response to an unruly terrain of hills, hollows, and rivers. From its origins as a frontier fortification to its heyday of industrial expansion; through eras of City Beautiful planning and urban Renaissance to today’s vision of a green sustainable city; Pittsburgh has offered environmental and architectural experiences unlike any other place.”