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Bridge of Sighs - Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail

Pittsburgh Architecture Tour


At one time used to transport prisoners from the Allegheny County Courthouse to the Jail, the Bridge of Sighs mimics the original in Venice, Italy.
Bridge of Sighs, Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bridge of Sighs, Allegheny County Courthouse

© 2005 Kimberly & Albrecht Powell
The distinctive Bridge of Sighs is just one of many architecural highlights of the building which Henry Hobson Richardson considers his best work, the Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail in downtown Pittsburgh. The Bridge of Sighs is one of 720 bridges within Pittsburgh city limits, and one of more than 1,700 bridges criss-crossing Allegheny County. Pittsburgh has more bridges than any city in the world except for Venice, Italy.

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