Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The City of Bridges

Pittsburgh  is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States and has  a total population of 304,391, being the 63rd largest city in the United States.  Pittsburgh is  beautiful but a very busy city.  Driving around Pittsburgh is scary to me (well, I get scared even driving in our  small city, so, LOL).  It's hard to find a parking space  specially when you are  at the Strip district where a lot of vendors and shoppers are.
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Pittsburgh is well known as City of Bridges.  The Bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's transportation system. Without bridges, the Pittsburgh region would be a series of fragmented valleys, hillsides, river plains, and isolated communities.  According  to a study, Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines.
We go to Pittsburgh when we want to buy some Asian  products.  We do not have an Asian store here in Weirton so we drive  there just to buy specific things that our local store here doesn't have.  Walmart has  some Asian products but not much.  They don't really have  Filipino goodies that  we normally want to have.
You have to know what's going on in Pittsburgh before driving there because if you get  stuck in  traffic, you are doomed, lol.  The worse time to drive  to Pittsburgh is when there is an event like a concert nearby because you will surely be in the middle of traffic.
My husband used to work in the federal building in Pittsburgh and he would always  leave for work early in the morning just so  he won't deal with the heavy traffic right around normal time when everybody drive to work.
My husband is a really good  driver, he is seasoned when it comes to it but just like me, his sense of direction is not that great so whenever we   would go  some place, we would always have our GPS.  We still get lost once in a while  even with GPS!  But it is always about the journey so we try to enjoy it as much as we can.
These photos aren't  beautiful but  all of these  were taken with a moving vehicle is  it kind of hard to  find a perfect shot.  I hope you enjoy some  parts of the City of Bridges.  Here are more  photos.

Merging into this traffic is a tricky thing, if you aren't decisive enough, you will end up missing your  intended  route.  Glad our chauffeur is always ion high alert  and never missed it.
As beautiful and busy as Pittsburgh is, I still look forward to returning to our  quite  and small city of Weirton. 

27 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! I don't think I've ever seen a city with so many bridges or so much water. It's really neat!

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  2. All of those bridges are really cool. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place.

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  3. Totally did not know there were so many bridges in Pennsylvania. Love the picture showing all the different bridges. My husband would have to drive I wouldn't feel comfortable driving at all.

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  4. This looks like a pretty area. I've never been before, but I do love the bridges!

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  5. What a great road trip! I have never been to Pittsburgh but it looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  6. Oh my goodness at all the bridges! I hate bridges so much. They are beautiful, but so scary for myself to ride or drive across.

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  7. I am hoping to go to Pittsburgh in the next year. We have some friends that live there we want to go visit. I love bridges so it sounds like the perfect place for me.

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  8. I do not like bridges. I get so nervous knowing what could go wrong. I do love living in a small quiet town away from all the traffic.

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  9. I had no idea that Pittsburg was the city of bridges! I have to admit, I have a fear of bridges. I can handle them if I am not the one having to drive over them! They are beautiful and I am in awe of them even though fearful of them.

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  10. That's a lot of bridges. I think I would be scared, too, to drive around in a very busy city.

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  11. I've been to Pittsburgh once and I loved it! The city reminds me of all the reasons I love big cities!!

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  12. Wow we are in sync! Funny i was just sent to Pittsburgh for a press trip and I just did my First tImer Travel Guide to Pittsburgh!

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  13. Wow I have been there when I was a kid but never knew how beautiful it was. In my memory I didn't place this area as a bridge area but I love the bridges!

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  14. My best friend lives in Pittsburgh! I definitely want to visit one day.

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  15. I went to grad school at Slippery Rock, and I remember being a little overwhelmed when we traveled through Pittsburgh. It can be a little tough to navigate, and I do remember there being plenty of bridges and tunnels. The inclines are pretty cool too!

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  16. I had no idea it was called the city of bridges. It makes total sense! Thanks for sharing your lovely trip as well.

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  17. 446 bridges is a lot! I think it's awesome that you got to see Pittsburgh and experience what it has to offer as well.

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  18. I never went to Pittsburgh but it sounds like a fun city to visit. I never knew how many bridges were in this town. So cool.

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  19. Victoria HeckstallAugust 1, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    I didn't thought that Pittsburgh is the city of bridges! Glad to know it. And I'm glad that you had fun trip as well.

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  20. I have considered visiting Pittsburgh in the past. I did not know it was known to have so many bridges!

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  21. Never been but love the view. Thanks for sharing. I will def have to get there and look forward to bridges.

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  22. I think bridges are really cool, they are so large and some small but it is so cool to see how they are built!

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  23. I have never been to Pittsburgh. It looks beautiful and i love bridges. I always hunt for asian products while we are out of town.

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  24. Those are great photos of Pittsburgh! We're never been there, but would love to visit the place with my husband and son someday.

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  25. What a lovely city! We have a lot of tall buildings in Montreal but not as many brides as Pittsburgh.

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  26. Cities can be so exciting but I agree with you, scary too! I have been lost in that city before, even with GPS! I have learned that we should never feel rushed when going to a city, to allow time to be lost and to relax about it and enjoy exploring and seeing the unexpected sites! I remember life before GPS and being lost in NYC and going over the same bridge one night 6 times! LOL It was a toll one too!

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  27. I'm surprised that they would build so many. I feel like the traffic will be better with that many options though.

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