Andy Warhol Bridge has Never Felt so Cozy


Picture it: driving to work on a regular Monday, you look up and notice the Andy Warhol bridge has been completely covered in art!

Warm, knitted, cozy art.

Apparently for Warhol’s birthday hundreds of volunteers in and around Pittsburgh, got together to knit the bridge a sweater. Knit the Bridge took over a year to pull this together, using over 600 blankets (which will be cleaned and donated afterwards) to cover the entire bridge.

I wanted a close up view of this beauty, so the twins and I went and met their cousins downtown for a closer look.

The bridge is covered in amazing color, texture and designs, but the kids were also interested in the wide city beyond. They spotted some ducks in the water way below and a train on the bridge beyond.

We ran along the bridge, which is usually bright yellow, and made sure to pose at our favorite designs. People were very creative – we spotted zigzags, triangles, a Mondrian inspired blanket and even some camouflage designs!

After the posing got dull (how could it??) there was some dancing on the bridge, running around and a show of strength as cousin J tries (and succeeds) to pick up the twins!

Pittsburgh was showing off! We really liked the magnificent Andy Warhol bridge all covered in yarn! And I have a sneaky suspicion that he would have like it too!

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol!

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34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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26 Responses to Andy Warhol Bridge has Never Felt so Cozy

  1. Corinne says:

    That is very cool. Thank you for sharing the pics with those of us who aren’t close enough to visit it in person. What a colorful and fun display!

  2. Michele says:

    What a nice idea–and I like that all those knitted pieces will be donated at the end of the exhibition!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Yup – they will be donated. I would love one of those masterpieces, but I am especially happy they will be appreciated by their new homes! :)

  3. rhonda says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the clouds in background, too — it does something special to this whole scene. The art is absolutely breathtaking!!! I love this. I really do. And there’s just *something* about that blanket. Wow.

  4. So beautiful and colorful! Everyone looks happy :) Love this! I love blankets, so I’m a little biased!

  5. What lovely works of art! My kids would have loved seeing it. Looks like a fun day for the kids.

  6. Lexie Lane says:

    I’ve never seen such a colorful bridge! Looks like the boys had such a great time! Very lovely. :)

  7. That is so cool and a great way to honor Andy Warhol. Thank you for sharing. :)

  8. That is amazing! I really love that the hundreds of blankets that went in to making this possible will be cleaned and donated to those who need them. Art and giving back, coming together to do great things!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Exactly Holly! And so many people spent over a year making this come together – a really great bonding opportunity!

  9. Katherine says:

    What a fun and colorful bridge!! We have the golden gate close by but it’s got nothing on that piece of art.

  10. Becky says:

    That is too cool! I love it when things like this happen to cities!! Right now there is a huge mural project going on in our town. Artists are painting all over Richmond. It’s really neat. And colorful!

  11. That is such a neat idea for a bridge. How special!

  12. Marcie says:

    Love the art work.

  13. OUPA says:

    What a lovely idea. Certainly colourful. James is so big.
    Granny spent most of her last years knitting us all types of things. Gloves, scarves and lots and lots of blankets. Dont you still have one?

  14. Sista says:

    What a great idea. Dad, I do remember Granny knitting everything, she was very good, especially the booties for bed, they were so good in the winter. The bridge looks very cool and certainly does look like you all had fun!

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  16. Sofia says:

    I have only seen knitted sweaters on trees, I love this!! Makes me wish I knew how to knit :)

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