Billed the Pennsylvania Road Show, House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, of Hollidaysburg, led members of Congress and transportation secretaries from around the country through Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.
A crash on the Parkway East caused traffic backups this afternoon.
City of Pittsburgh and PennDOT officials are explaining their plans to demolish the Greenfield Bridge over the Parkway East later this year.
It’s not going to happen until the fall, but a major traffic alert is already giving Parkway East drivers anxiety.
Protestors with Occupy Pittsburgh held marched over the Greenfield Bridge in response to a call for a national day of action. The group held a rally at Magee Park in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood before taking their message to the streets – close to the start of the evening rush hour.
The Greenfield Bridge which has been coming down on its own a chunk at a time for two decades is going to be imploded – dropped from its height to the Parkway below in a cloud of dust and debris.