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Detour for Four Port Authority Routes Begins Friday in Swissvale

Long-term detours are in effect for the 59 Mon Valley, 71 Edgewood Towne Centre, P7 McKeesport Flyer and P71 Swisshelm Park-Rankin Flyer.

Four Port Authority bus routes will detour in Swissvale starting Friday, Feb. 1, due to a change in the posted weight limit on the Kenmawr Avenue Bridge.

The Kenmawr Avenue Bridge, which is co-owned by Swissvale Borough and Norfolk Southern, is used by routes 59 Mon Valley, 71 Edgewood Towne Centre, P7 McKeesport Flyer and P71 Swisshelm Park-Rankin Flyer. The bridge’s weight limit was changed this week to 6 tons. Port Authority buses weigh between 15 and 22 tons.

These routing changes are a long-term detour and will be in effect until further notice. Due to the extensive nature of the detour, riders should expect delays on these routes.

Complete details on discontinued and added bus stops because of the bridge detour can be found at the Port Authority website by clicking here or, for more information, riders may call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or, for TTY, 412-231-7007.

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