Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing multiple bridges are closed this morning due to loose barges on the
Liberty, Smithfield, Fort Pitt, West End, and McKees Rocks bridges are closed.
Bridge inspection crews are in route to determine if damage was sustained and
if the bridges can reopen. It is anticipated that the inspection activities
will take several hours.
Motorists can use the
Glenwood, Birmingham, Hot Metal, South 10th
Street, and I-79 Neville Island Bridges as alternatives.
Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and
available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts,
traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.
511PA is also
available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by
calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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