Knit the Bridge is up!

it's up!

it’s up! Photo taken by Annette Sandburg from the Alcoa building where she did filmed a time lapse video of the installation.

The Knit the Bridge installation is up after a successful installation weekend.  We had tremendous turnout from our fabulous volunteers and completed the last railing around 9:40pm on Sunday August 11th.

We will continue to post photos of the install weekend.  Please send us your photos so we can share them: knitthebridge@gmail.com.

Installing the towers. Photo cred Monica Bielawski

Installing the towers. Photo cred Monica Bielawski

Over the next weeks volunteers will be maintaining and monitoring the installation 3 times a day. If you walk the bridge regularly and want to help keep it in tip top condition please email us or sign up to help with monitoring on the right-hand sidebar. If you see damage or part of the artwork in need of repair please notify us at our KtB hotline 412 208 4324.

And again a special thanks to the hundreds of individuals participants who have created and shaped this community project as artists, stitchers, riggers, and cheerleaders!

Our riggers from Pittsburgh Rigging installed up high.

Our riggers from Pittsburgh Rigging installed up high. Photo cred Donnie Pomery

Riggers at work on KtB

Riggers at work on KtB. Photo cred Erin Heintziger

Carrying the legs for tower staging

Carrying the legs for tower staging. Photo cred Nancy Thorne

Towers with ground level install.

Towers with ground level install. Photo Cred Grace Abbs

Ground level install! photo cred Cristina Saucedo

Ground level install! photo cred Cristina Saucedo

Staging the ground level. Photo cred Cristina Saucedo

Staging the ground level. Photo cred Cristina Saucedo

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23 comments

  1. Great job all! I wish I could have been there & can’t wait to see it “in person”.

  2. lisasff · · Reply

    This is just amazing! Well done!!

  3. I am looking forward to visiting at the end of this week.

  4. What a great job. I was so sorry that due to schedule and work complications I was unable to help. You all did such a tremendous job with all the work and obstacles to be tackled. Thank you team ktb….

  5. […] Knit the Bridge is up. […]

  6. Jane Grabenstein · · Reply

    PLEASE consider having a commemorative poster or some sort of picture available for sale. I would love to have one….

  7. MakeSomethingMondays · · Reply

    Reblogged this on Make Something Mondays! and commented:
    The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania got yarn bombed this weekend! It looks amazing!

  8. Reblogged this on houseofzippers and commented:
    I’m surprised they haven’t done something like this in Austin yet, there’s knitting graffiti everywhere

  9. That is so amazing. It really shows the power of creativity and collaboration!

  10. Cathy Jones · · Reply

    Beautiful! Fantastic job everybody.
    I was hoping when I saw the headline in our local newspaper that it was in Northern California’s Pittsburgh…then I could have seen it in person. I wonder if we could yarn bomb The Golden Gate Bridge?

  11. How COOL is that – Great Captures!!!

  12. Looks fantastic!

  13. Fantastic work. You are all to be commended on your vision and on following through with all the hard work (and the fun) that made it happen.

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  15. […] you seen this photo? A community-based fiber arts group organized to “Knit the Bridge.”  More than 1,800 knitters and crocheters made these blankets to cover the Andy Warhol […]

  16. […] Husband and I spent part of the weekend volunteering with the Knit the Bridge installation.  I’m not exaggerating when I say this was one of the best experiences of my […]

  17. awesome pics. Love the towering bridge:)

  18. Really nice bridge tower, one of the best i’ve seen

  19. Great thing. Biggest yarn bombing project I have seen. Please, identify the bridge by the name it would have been know by back in the 60′s -70′s. I moved from Pgh back then and am trying to be sure which bridge this is. Back then I lived in Shaler Twp and crossed the Allegheny regularly on the 6th, 7th, and 9th street birdges. It looks to me like it is either the 7th or 9th street bridge, and I am curious to be sure.

    1. joy ketter · · Reply

      Pat – It’s the 7th Street Bridge.

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