Secrets of Pittsburgh’s Bridges

Secrets of Pittsburgh’s Bridges

Think you know Pittsburgh’s bridges? Think again.

Join author and engineer Todd Wilson for a virtual tour of Pittsburgh’s bridges where he will point out many of the secrets of Pittsburgh’s bridges. From the incredible stories behind the design and construction of the city’s bridges to the still visible remnants of former bridges and pointing out the hidden structural details of current bridges, this exciting photo-based presentation will show you Pittsburgh’s bridges in a way you have never seen them before.

He will also attempt to answer the question: “How many bridges are in Pittsburgh?” And, as you will see, it is far from a simple question.

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This story was recorded on November 29, 2021.

Your Storyteller

Todd Wilson, MBA, PE, is an award-winning transportation engineer and author with a deep appreciation for Pittsburgh bridges. The son of a photographer and a great grandson of an ironworker who built bridges, Todd has been photographing them his whole life. His photography trips growing up gave him an interest in the built environment–bridges, roadways, transit, and aviation–leading him to pursue civil engineering with an additional major of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

He also holds an MBA from Point Park University. In his spare time, he has co-authored two books on Pittsburgh’s bridges, Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Pittsburgh’s Bridges and the History Press’s Engineering Pittsburgh a History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges, and More. He was named a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers, serves as a Trustee of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and was a Pittsburgh 40 under 40 winner.


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