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Lecture: The Great River Bridges of Pittsburgh

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Great River Bridges of Pittsburgh
Todd Wilson
Transportation Engineer & Author
Thursday, September 22
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Join us for a lecture by PHLF Trustee Todd Wilson on how the challenging topography of the Pittsburgh area, with its wide river valleys, deep ravines and steep hillsides set the stage for engineers, architects and contractors to conquer the terrain with a variety of distinctive spans. Wilson is the author of a book Images of America Pittsburgh’s Bridges.

Many of the region’s bridges were designed to be beautiful as well as functional, and it sometimes took unprecedented designs and distinguished engineers and architects to do so. The story of Pittsburgh’s bridges is an integral part of the history of Pittsburgh.

About the presenter: Todd Wilson is an award-winning professional engineer in Pittsburgh who has been photographing and writing about bridges his whole life. A transportation engineer, he is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and serves as History and Heritage Chair for the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

This lecture is FREE to PHLF Members. Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated: or 412-471-5808 ext. 527


September 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633