Construction Begins On West Ohio Street Bridge Closed To Traffic Since 2018

Construction Begins On West Ohio Street Bridge Closed To Traffic Since 2018

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The West Ohio Street Bridge on the North Side has been closed to traffic for more than two years. But now there’s a plan in place to reconstruct it.


Construction has started on the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Allegheny Commons Park in the city’s Allegheny Center neighborhood.


(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)


The 117-year-old structure was shut down by the city in 2018 because it was deteriorating.


The city says it will install a temporary pedestrian bridge while it works to rebuild the main bridge over the railroad tracks.


Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.