“Batman” Crews Move Into Downtown, Commuters Deal With Delays

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It may be summer in Pittsburgh, but it is winter in Gotham City.

The Tumbler, director Christopher Nolan and a beautiful, snow-covered city street, “The Dark Knight Rises” crew moved downtown today for their last week and a half of filming in the city.

“You would think Pittsburghers are used to seeing snow on the ground, but in August?” said Francine Milligan, who works at PNC downtown. “It really takes your breath away to see that they can make that happen.”

On Wednesday, parts Smithfield Street and Oliver Avenue were only allowing Gotham traffic through, which meant that among the rumble of the Tumbler, there was also a little griping.

“I’m already a little late,” said one commuter.

“This is totally bumper to bumper,” added Lisa Carmack, a bicyclist.

Even being on a bike couldn’t help Carmack. Buses were also rerouted and had to navigate through the congestion. There were also parking restrictions.

It was no ordinary morning for anyone that works downtown. Among the mix of people making their way to work were crowds stopping to take pictures.

While some don’t like all the traffic and congestion, others say any complaints should take a back seat.

“They’ll get over it very quickly,” said Milligan. “Especially when the movie comes out and they see their beautiful city being highlighted. They’ll realize it was all worth it.”

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  • T-Man

    Get over it. It’s bringing $$$$ to the city…

    • lwalk

      not that much …. that’s why they film here … pittsburgh doesn’t charge that much money for movies being filmed here

    • bob

      Yeh seriously Pittsburgh. You have a major film here. Boo f’n who I can’t get to work on time. Waaaaaa!!! Pittsburgh babies waaaaa!!!

  • Derek

    Great, big budget flick so actors can make millions to put coke up their noses…and the ones getting hurt are the people are trying to get to work to put food on the table. Don’t they have studios to do this stuff in??

  • Vladimir

    Derek thats so true about COKE, atleast 65% famous Hollywood stars are DRUG ADDICTS or ALCOHOLICS

  • Kimberly Marshall

    come on snow in August!!’ only in Pittsburgh

  • Teresa

    Love movie magic covering the Burgh in snow in August., without the slushy messy streets freezing that made it so hard to get around this past winter.

  • db

    relax yuppies. Go to Starbucks an wait. The traffic will let up soon

  • Paul

    Looks just like Pittsburgh in February….not a snow plow in sight.

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