The moves have been made in response to concerns following the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge (below) in January (link opens in new tab).

Fern Hollow Bridge collapse

This week's city council meeting agreed to set up the Bridge Asset Management Program Trust Fund with the aim of ensuring the safety of Pittsburgh's approximately 150 bridges.

The same council meeting also approved the award of a US$1.5 million contract to WSP for management services in conjunction with a comprehensive programme of bridge inspections.