PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Businesses in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh are thrilled that the South Highland Avenue bridge will reopen Wednesday.

The span connects Shadyside and East Liberty and has been closed since March.

The reopening has been delayed because of weather and other problems.

Businesses say the closing has made it difficult on them.

The owner of Time Bomb clothing store says he definitely felt a impact as soon as the bridge closed, and he plans on printing up bridge t-shirts for when it reopens.

At Tasty Chinese Food, the owner thinks they may have lost $10,000 in business since the closing.

The manager at Buffalo Blues says it affected them, too, particularly because the closure has made it harder for customers to find parking spaces.

Supercuts is offering a special to welcome customers back this week.

Pizza Parma has been offering a construction special aimed at keeping customers during the closure.

The renovation cost nearly $3 million dollars. The bridge crosses over Ellsworth Avenue, the East Busway and some railroad tracks.

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