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Pittsburgh Bridges in Winter

Pittsburgh has a lot of bridges. According to Wikipedia:

A 2006 study[1] determined that Pittsburgh has 76 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as “The City of Bridges”. Pittsburgh is the world record holder for bridges with piers and stands contained entirely within city limits, beating out Venice, Italy, the previous record holder by 3 bridges. There are many more bridges in Pittsburgh that are not counted toward the world record as they lack piers.

Smithfield Street Bridge reflected in the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012, Photo by Glen Green

Smithfield Street Bridge reflected in the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012, Photo by Glen Green

I love Pittsburgh bridges, and I have the good fortune of walking over them most days of the week. These shots were taken on a wet, but warm January night, 2012. Most people don’t want to hang around the city on cloudy, rainy, winter nights but that’s a shame because there is a lot of atmosphere and character to be seen.

The Mon Wharf with the Smithfield Street Bridge reflected in the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012, Photo by artist Glen Green

The Mon Wharf with the Smithfield Street Bridge reflected in the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012,
Photo by Glen Green

The Mon Wharf (which frequently floods in the winter) is one of my favorite places to shoot in Pittsburgh. I love how the steel and concrete overpass frames the composition with the Monongahela River only steps away, reflecting Station Square and Mount Washington.

Fort Pitt Bridge framed by the pillars of the Mon Wharf reflected into the night-time waters of the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012, Photo by Glen Green

Fort Pitt Bridge framed by the pillars of the Mon Wharf reflected into the night-time waters of the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2012, Photo by Glen Green

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