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Andy Warhol Bridge to be covered in knitted blankets in August

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Allegheny County Council is warm to the idea of covering the Andy Warhol Bridge with colorful knitted blankets.

Council on Tuesday approved the Knit-the-Bridge public art project, which involves more than 1,200 people in knitting groups at schools, nursing homes and even the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center preparing blankets to cover the former Seventh Street Bridge that spans the Allegheny River.

The unanimous vote drew cheers from the several dozen people in attendance, including six who put down their crocheting — knitting needles aren't allowed in the courthouse — to applaud.

Jean Thomas, 84, of Highland Park called it an “ambitious undertaking” that will have “a wow effect.”

The knitted panels will start going up in early August and remain in place for about four weeks.

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