A Beloved Bridge Destroyed in the City of Bridges

The Greenfield Bridge could also be considered infamous, but it's for history to decide now.
December 30, 2015, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to an article by Dan Majors and Adam Smeltz, "the Greenfield Bridge did more than link the neighborhood of Greenfield to Schenley Park and Oakland for 94 years. It also connected residents with a sense of history."

Astute observers far from Pittsburgh, like John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, also recognized the bridge as a symbol of the country's neglected infrastructure.

After closing in October, the bridge went down in a blaze of glory earlier this week, in the demolition documented in the video below. According to Majors and Smeltz, several hundred onlookers gathered to watch the demolition. The article includes a lot more details about the demolition. 

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Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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