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Discussion: Pittsburgh highway bridge collapse on Frick Park O-map

in: Orienteering; General

Jan 28, 2022 3:57 PM # 
A highway bridge in Pittsburgh, PA collapsed this morning. Fortunately there were only minor injuries. It looks like this bridge is on the WPOC Frick Park O-map, near CMU (google maps). There's a major path underneath it. I think this is a piece of the O-map with the bridge between controls 39 and 55:

Maybe sherpes has more info?
Jan 28, 2022 4:15 PM # 
bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed early Friday, just hours before President Biden was due to visit the city to highlight his push for infrastructure improvement.

What are the chances it's just a coincidence?
Jan 28, 2022 4:25 PM # 
BBB 4 Orienteers

POTUS now detouring his visit to stop at the site of bridge collapse. I want that bridge back !! ain't making changes to the map !!

Found this discussion thread on Attackpoint.
Jan 28, 2022 5:16 PM # 
There is a chance that articulated bus started its life in Ottawa. Apparently we sold some to Pittsburgh when our LRT was opening. How did it not go down? Those busses were not noted for their traction on snowy uphills.
Jan 28, 2022 5:24 PM # 
Jan 28, 2022 6:01 PM # 
Memories from the past. December 1, 2012, a memorable day in the small club of Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club, a first-day-of-use of the newly-created Frick Park map.

meet report
Jan 28, 2022 8:03 PM # 
OCAD file updated

Jan 28, 2022 11:13 PM # 
I'd say those are impassable ruins.
Jan 29, 2022 8:58 AM # 
Someone took my 2012 suggestion a bit too far.
Jan 29, 2022 1:15 PM # 
POTUS has found the orienteering control...

Jan 29, 2022 4:04 PM # 
@sherpes, you need some Out of Bounds (709) markings on those ruins ...
Jan 29, 2022 5:20 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
The OOB is even taped, impressive.
Jan 29, 2022 7:59 PM # 
The city announced that the park is closed. There will be heavy equipment soon in the park to haul out the debris. I guess that means we will not be having orienteering meets in this park for a while ...
Jan 30, 2022 7:03 AM # 
Were any events at Frick on the WPOC schedule?

BTW, check out the pic on sherpes' park is closed link. The connection
between a support and one of the structural members had completely deteriorated.

Any pics of the underside of the bridge while it was still intact?
Jan 30, 2022 11:13 AM # 
There are on Google street view

This discussion thread is closed.