World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

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Fabio Marongiu

Pedestrian bridges are going to cool new heights, turning the need to get from here to there into an adventure.

Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh

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Gazing at the Golden Triangle—the city's gleaming downtown at the confluence of two rivers—it's hard to imagine that the view used to be disrupted by the noise and fumes of ladle cars loaded with molten iron. They once chugged along this steel truss bridge to processing mills on the other side. Pittsburgh was, as James Parton said in 1868, "hell with the lid off." The bridge was reborn in 2007 with a smooth new roadway, decorative railings, and an eye-catching LED installation at either end.

Keep Riding: Ambitious cyclists, take note: this bridge is a pivotal piece in the 316-mile bike route that runs from Pittsburgh to D.C.

World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh

Gazing at the Golden Triangle—the city's gleaming downtown at the confluence of two rivers—it's hard to imagine that the view used to be disrupted by the noise and fumes of ladle cars loaded with molten iron. They once chugged along this steel truss bridge to processing mills on the other side. Pittsburgh was, as James Parton said in 1868, "hell with the lid off." The bridge was reborn in 2007 with a smooth new roadway, decorative railings, and an eye-catching LED installation at either end.

Keep Riding: Ambitious cyclists, take note: this bridge is a pivotal piece in the 316-mile bike route that runs from Pittsburgh to D.C.

Fabio Marongiu [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigio_bio/2852229202/
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