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.
Learn more at a virtual lecture of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF): How Pittsburgh’s Bridges Developed presented by Todd Wilson, MBA, PE, a Trustee of PHLF and a noted expert on bridge history.
The lecture will be given virtually on Thursday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information, or to register, visit the Lecture: How Pittsburgh’s Bridges Developed event page.