Smithfield Street Bridge

Chuck Szmurko / Wikipedia

Traffic is again crossing Pittsburgh’s Smithfield Street Bridge after it was closed for several hours when a barge hit it.

Mick Stinelli / 90.5 WESA

The last of a dozen runaway coal barges was removed this weekend from the Monongahela River, Lt. Shawn Simeral with the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA

One of the 12 coal barges that got loose on the Monongahela River last Monday is still partially submerged and resting near the Smithfield St. Bridge. The coal has been removed and the U.S. Coast Guard is figuring out the best way to remove the partially submerged barge.

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

The missing link needed to connect the Great Allegheny Passage through Downtown is nearly complete, with the addition of the Mon Wharf ramp.

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

Below a tangle of highways along the southern edge of Pittsburgh’s downtown is a truncated section of concrete. The Mon Wharf Landing may look as if it goes nowhere, some sort of multi-modal experiment that was never completed.

Until now.