This bridge was built to be part of a beltway through the city that never happened. To the south, it is a six lane expressway with lanes that end abruptly. To the north, it crosses the Penn Link Parkway without any connector ramps. It's also had a few structural problems. In 2008, one span of the bridge came off its bearings and fell onto the bent cap.
Pittsburgh's Bridges: Birmingham Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.