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Morning Coffee Near The Bridge

The next morning, Murat picked us up at out hotel again for a day of exploring Pittsburgh. The weather forecast hadn’t been very promising, all that had been forecast was nothing but rain, but in the morning it was just cloudy (in the end it didn’t rain at all that day and we even got some sun later on as well, our umbrellas surely helped to fend off the rain.

Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny (seen here), Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, which makes it necessary to have a lot of bridge. In fact, Pittsburgh’s nickname is the “City of Bridges” as the city has got a total number of 446. This is one of them, Fort Duquesne Bridge, a bowstring arch bridge, spanning the Allegheny River and carrying Interstate 279. It was constructed from 1958 to 1963, but because it first opened in 1969, due to the fact that the northern approach ramps couldn’t be completed earlier, it became known as the “Bridge to Nowhere”.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 841/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-01 10:55
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1687 kb

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