Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge will be fully completed in the new year. A 2016 fire hampered the three-year project by closing the bridge for 24 days. The project team is working on punch-list items and will also replace a pedestrian railing damaged by a driver in August. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation says it will seek reimbursement for the $30,000 railing from the driver.
After substantial construction was completed in July, the $81.8-million project’s full completion date was delayed to Aug. 26 due to unforeseen steel work and added sidewalk work. End-stage tasks include pressure washing and repointing decorative sandstone, touching up paint, asphalt sealing and removing form work, which should now be completed in January, PennDOT says.