South Tenth Street BridgeEdit profile
South Tenth Street Bridge, most often called the Tenth Street Bridge, but officially dubbed the Philip Murray Bridge, is a suspension bridge spanning the Monongahela River in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The bridge was renamed on Labor Day 2007 for Philip Murray, the first president of the United Steelworkers of America and a giant of the 20th century American labor movement.
The bridge connects South Tenth Street in the South Side to Second Avenue and the Armstrong Tunnel in the Bluff. A staircase leads from the northern terminus of the bridge to the campus of Duquesne University.
Artist Tim Kaulen painted a series of black animal figures variously described as dinosaurs, ducks or geese at the top of the south tower. Each hand-painted figure is about six feet tall and may be plainly seen from the north shore of the Mon River.In popular culture
- The bridge is featured in the game Fallout 3's second add-on package, The Pitt, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh. The bridge is covered in land mines and vehicles, and must be crossed to enter the main city.
- On June 12, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was thrown from his motorcycle, struck by a car that was making a Pittsburgh Left at the bridge's north portal.