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Engineering Pittsburgh Lecture Series: How Pittsburgh’s Bridges Developed
April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5
Lecture by Todd Wilson, transportation engineer/ author
This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Conference. Click here to buy a ticket. You will receive a login e-mail at 5:00 p.m. on April 29. (Don’t see an e-mail? Be sure to check your Spam/Junk folders.) Please log in at 5:45 p.m. to allow us enough time to let you into the tour.
As one of America’s first large inland cities, Pittsburgh and its countryside demanded new engineering solutions for its growth and development. Various trained and untrained engineers were up for the challenge, coming up with new solutions that revolutionized bridge building. From the country’s first iron bridge to the world’s first modern suspension bridge, from the many noted engineers that got their start here to the bridges they designed, and from the manufacturing that took place here to the bridges erected, Western Pennsylvania has one of America’s most significant bridge design and engineering legacies. This presentation will give that story.