Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Closure is set for Monday for Birmingham Bridge

The scheduled closure of the northbound side of the Birmingham Bridge has been pushed back to Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The closure and several restrictions were originally scheduled for tonight as a $28.5 million rehabilitation project continues.

At 5 a.m. Monday, the northbound side of the bridge will close and traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes. There will be one 12-foot-wide northbound lane, two 12-foot-wide southbound lanes and a bike lane. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk on the southbound side.

The northbound ramp to Forbes Avenue and Oakland will close, and motorists and cyclists will be detoured.

Vehicles will continue past the ramp to Fifth Avenue and turn left there and again at Moultrie Street to reach Forbes. Bicyclists will use the two-way bike lane on the ramp to a right on Forbes, left on Craft and left on Fifth Avenue.

The revised traffic patterns will be in place around the clock through Nov. 11, according to the schedule.

The overall project, which includes painting of the superstructure, steel and substructure repairs, bearing replacements, new light poles and resurfacing, will continue into the spring of 2017.

Allentown man is found not guilty in killing

An Allentown bar owner accused of killing a bicyclist near his business was found not guilty of homicide Tuesday by an Allegheny County jury, court records show.

Michael "Stretch" Woodson, 34, of Allentown, was accused of shooting Derrick Miles, 44, of McKees Rocks, who was found dead near the intersection of Manton Way and Allen Street about 1:50 a.m. on July 13. Stretch's Bar, 750 E. Warrington Ave., is a block from there.

His trial before Judge Donna Jo McDaniel of the county Common Pleas Court began last week. Defense attorney Lee Rothman could not be reached for comment, and the district attorney's office declined to comment.

Point Park University will increase tuition

Point Park University says it is raising tuition for the 2015-16 academic year by 3. …

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