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This Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows Pittsburgh Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Pittsburgh has become notorious for its congested traffic. Just ask anyone who sits in front of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels on a daily basis. But, maybe not surprisingly, Pittsburgh has long had a problem with traffic congestion.

In 1955, as you’ll see in this rare footage of Pittsburgh, the city had just introduced a new expressway which we all now know as the parkway, which provided a new way for Pittsburghers to commute between downtown and the suburbs.

Get ready for a unique look at Pittsburgh, and the Golden Triangle before it became the lush green park that it is today, in this rare footage of Pittsburgh:

The footage of Pittsburgh from long ago is a part of a half an hour film that was produced to encourage American support of improving the roads from coast to coast. You can view the entire film, which also features Boston and San Francisco, by clicking here.

What do you think of the footage of Pittsburgh? Do you remember Pittsburgh at that time or are you seeing it for the first time with this video? Share your thoughts in the comments below!