Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Hot Metal Bridge Exhibit
National Historic Planning Landmarks Award for City of Pittsburgh
“Outstanding Highway Engineering Award 2008″ ASHE Pittsburgh
Section 106 documentation, exhibit concept, design and installation
CDC completed all cultural resource studies for the project including the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation, the Criteria of Effect Report, and an interpretive exhibit at Carnegie-Mellon University Research Institute.
Additional Interest: To preserve their important history and technology, the URA and project engineers worked together to ensure that the rehabilitation efforts were consistent with Federal standards and guidelines. Before any changes were made to the bridges, CDC documented their existing conditions through photographs, original blueprints, and a historical study. CDC also designed an interpretive sign for the Hot Metal Bridge to be placed on the Eliza Furnace Trail. As hikers and bikers cross the famous old bridge, they experience spectacular views of the city and observe the old J&L mill sites now redeveloped as new residential and commercial developments reflecting the latest chapter in Pittsburgh’s history.[/full_page_layout]