PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – What color would you pick out for the Clemente, Warhol and Carson bridges?
That’s the question city officials want you to answer.
The “Sister Bridges,” as they’re known, are scheduled for rehabilitation to be completed over the next few years.
The three bridges are owned by Allegheny County, and the Department of Public Works and PennDOT will be handling the project.
Only two other bridges of this type exist in the United States, and because of the nature of the bridges, renovation work is needed periodically to keep them in good shape.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto are now asking the public if they’d like to see them painted a new color, as well – and which color you’d choose.
You can visit alleghenycounty.us to vote.
You can vote to keep them yellow or paint the Warhol Bridge silver and Carson Bridge green – or you can pick you don’t care if the bridges remain yellow, just keep them the same color. Or, for those who want more options, you can pick: “Why are you limiting us to just three colors?”
Many say keep them yellow.
“I mean, how long have they been yellow? I feel like, just keep them yellow,” said Eric Tomlinson, of Mount Washington.
“I think we should keep the bridges yellow because it’s more like a statement of Pittsburgh. It looks better. It’s iconic,” John Stewart, of Mount Lebanon, said. “We shouldn’t switch what we have right now.”
But out of all the people KDKA talked, one person didn’t seem to care what color the bridges are.
“As long as the bridge is working, that’s the only thing that counts. Not the color of the paint to me,” said Reggie Adams, of the North Side.
You can also let us know what you think! Would you like the see the bridges stay yellow, or would you like to see them a new color?