To the left is a photo of the event, taken by my friend Mike Vindler. You can see the rest of his photos by clicking on the following link: http://picasaweb.google.com
The festivities and speeches continued in REI (I'm sure they had some GREAT business that day!).
The completion of this project brings the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage (a trail that will eventually link Pittsburgh to DC) much closer to reality. On a more local level, this bridge will connect the Eliza Furnace Trail to the South Side Trail and bring a safer access point for walkers and bikers alike.
Other recent biking/bridge victories include buffered bike lanes on the redone Birmingham Bridge, and a pedestrian/biking sidewalk on the newly reopened 31st street bridge.
To find out more about biking or the trails in the Pittsburgh area, visit these links: