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85 Percent Want Pittsburgh's Sister Bridges To Remain Yellow

An online poll that drew more than 12,000 votes shows nearly 85 percent of Pittsburghers don't want the city's three "sister bridges" across the Allegheny River to be painted a different color when they're rehabbed.

So, the Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol and Rachel Carson — or 6th, 7th and 9th street — bridges will remain "Aztec Gold."The suspension bridges were built between 1924 and 1928 and connect downtown with the city's North Shore.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Allegheny County, which owns the bridges, are scheduled to rebuild and repaint the spans starting with the Warhol bridge early next year.

The county and city conducted the poll after suggestions that the Warhol be painted silver, the Carson bridge be painted green and the Clemente span be repainted yellow.