Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

N. Braddock, Swissvale Connected through New Tassey Hollow Bridge

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

N. Braddock, Swissvale Connected through New Tassey Hollow Bridge

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The Bermuda Triangle of bad bridges in the Mon Valley has been reduced to two.

Port Authority on Friday reopened the Tassey Hollow Bridge between North Braddock and Swissvale after a $3.8 million rehabilitation that began in late November. That was one of three bridges within a half mile area of North Braddock, Swissvale, Rankin and Braddock that caused havoc for motorists for several years because they were either closed or had a strict weight limit.

Tassey Hollow, which carries about 5,600 vehicles a day from Woodstock Avenue in Swissvale to Hawkins Avenue in North Braddock, received a new deck, steel and concrete repairs and painting. Three Port Authority bus routes that use the bridge, 61A, 61B and 59, will resume using it when the authority's scheduling changes occur in November. …

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