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There is art to be found all over the city of Pittsburgh.  Now thanks to over 1800 volunteers who met in “knit-ins” around the city to  produce 580 knitted and crocheted blankets to cover one of Pittsburgh’s best-known bridges, The Andy Warhol Bridge.


“It is about connecting and bridging communities,” says Amanda Gross, a local fiber artist who headed up the record-breaking public art installation on the 87-year-old, steel suspension bridge spanning the Allegheny River.  Read more about her amazing project here.

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Related Article: Ruth E Hendricks Photography

Gallery of other peoples photos here.




  1. Very nice Francine! You make us “Pittsburgh proud”. And thanks for the link back to the blog,top.

  2. Wow that’s some of best yarn bombing I’ve seen.

  3. Very creative, Francine. Amanda Gross deserves a lot of credit for making this community project come alive. Is the blue/red decoration at the top of the bridge also part of the project?

  4. Beautiful photography. Great job!

  5. Fabulous, Francine. Now I’m itching to knit a blanket 🙂

  6. Love the blanket. Colorful, fresh, bright, full of optimism and possibilities. Thanks. Have a great day my friend.

  7. What a fun project — and a lot of work! Thanks, Francine.

  8. What a sweet idea to connect the community! Thank you for the beautiful slides, Francine!

  9. Love the idea of knitting for Andy Warhol and a bridge at the same time. haha. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  10. At first I thought it was going to be a Christo installation. What an imaginative project – beautifully photographed! Thanks for sharing.

  11. what a terrific idea Francine…great shots of all that wonderful work

  12. Great photos, the bridge looks amazing.

  13. how wonderful … such creativity and vision to create this colourful display … i love it!

  14. Amazing project and fantastic shots of it.

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  16. Great tribute to the famous pop-artists! You have captured the artistic transformation of the bridge in a wonderful way.

  17. that looks cool and interesting 🙂

  18. That is a lot of yarn …. incredible project and worthy of note.
    Thanks for posting this.

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  20. I love this! It6 is so colourful and creative.

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