Inaugural Ride Connects Downtown to North Shore
The North Shore Connector, the subway that joins downtown Pittsburgh with the North Shore neighborhood, officially opened to the general public on Sunday, March 25 but provided a sneak-peek to the project team members and press on Friday, March 23. The two-car train, with a max capacity of 340 riders, runs from the Gateway Station over to Rivers Casino.
This $517M project was one of the most expensive and controversial projects in Pittsburgh transportation history. As a piece of the Pittsburgh revitalization project, it will bring the Carnegie Science Center, Rivers Casino, PNC Park and Heinz Field closer to the city and reduce the flow of traffic to these areas during peak seasons. The Aerial Structure portion of this project, which Brayman constructed, received the 'Outstanding New Multi-Span Bridge' award from ABCD Pittsburgh this spring.