Rendell cites Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh, urges improved infrastructure

The support structure of the Liberty Bridge linking Downtown to the Liberty Tunnels shows rust creeping up the sides and paint chipping from the deck. Trucks loaded with more than 30 tons of cargo are prohibited from crossing. The structure is set to undergo an $85 million renovation this year, but those improvements won’t happen, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said, if Congress doesn’t authorize federal highway money soon.