A bridges delight

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I would sincerely like to thank the Post-Gazette for the July 21 articles "The Bridges of Pittsburgh." Your two able staff writers, Marylynne Pitz and Kevin Kirkland, and photographer Darrell Sapp have afforded me the luxury of bridging the gap to my 20s, when I worked in the city. I had a job in the Chamber of Commerce for several years, then moved over to the Frick Building for about five years -- all of which took place in the 1950s.

During this time, I traveled over, under, up and down and all around the vintage bridges that were covered in this set of articles -- all except Union Bridge, which I never remember hearing about.

This Magazine section will be a keeper for a while to allow me to digest the stories. I hope other seniors can relate to their past as I have. Thank you, Marylynne, Kevin and Darrell.

While passing out accolades, I would like to add one more. I was remiss in not responding sooner to an article in May by Mackenzie Carpenter. It was about the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and its successful GED program. It was written as a tribute to the 30-year anniversary. The article had a special meaning for me -- I was one of the subjects Mackenzie wrote about.

As one who had just graduated from high school, it was an honor to be included in her story.

JERRY McCUNE
Braddock Hills


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