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One of the anniversaries we’d rather forget


Pittsburghers love anniversaries (ask the Pirates – they’re still “celebrating” their 1979 championship). There are anniversaries we collectively forget, just as we forget the signs decreeing we “maintain consistent speed” through the Squirrel Hill Tunnels.

Here’s one: On Jan. 17, 1958, the Parkway East was connected to downtown at a cost of $112,107,000. For those using an inflation calculator, that’s nearly $1 billion in today’s dollars. Ponder that next time you’re parked on the parkway!

That’s our story. What’s yours? Contact Dan Stefano at editor@thepittsburgh100.com or me at the link below and we’ll help share your story.

Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications

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