Saturday, January 14, 2012
At one time this bridge was used to transport prisoners from the Allegheny County Courthouse to the Jail. The Bridge of Sighs mimics the original in Venice. It is one of many architecural highlights of the building which Henry Hobson Richardson considers his best work. 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.