This low level viaduct style bridge with a variety of span lengths on its approach heads into a steel mill. Lengths given are estimates.
This bridge crosses into a steel mill owned by United States Steel mill. Despite the name of the company, United States Steel's security forces are notorious for being oblivious to United States laws in regards to photography rights. In the United States, with the exception of certain military installations, power plants, or locations with an expectation of privacy such as a bathroom, if you can see something from public property (like SR-837 and its sidewalks for example) you can legally photograph it as long as you are not obstructing traffic. We call this "Freedom of Speech" in the United States and it is a fundamental right initially codified into a document called the Bill of Rights, and expanded through subsequent legislation. The security staff at USS has ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to stop you from photographing this bridge or the steel mill from SR-837 or its sidewalks. HistoricBridges.org had some guard yelling otherwise while photographing one of the bridges leading to the mill, and this confrontation was unlawful and ignored. Its actually somewhat amusing anyway as its unclear what United States Steel with its aging, antiquated steel mills is trying to protect. Everyone from China to NuCor has already found more modern ways of producing steel, its not like they are hiding some corporate secret to making steel, the process has been well-known for over a century. This is actually one of the few old steel mills in the Pittsburgh area that hasn't been demolished and turned into a shopping center.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
This bridge is partially on private property. The bridge is visible from the nearby public road.
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