Before the Great War, the Pitt Bridge was known as the Wabash Bridge, and was one of several bridges in Pittsburgh crossing the Monongahela River. The original Wabash Bridge was demolished sometime in the 20th century, and the current bridge was built in its place later in the 21st century. According to terminal entries found in the Pitt Downtown, the bridge is a reconstruction of the Wabash Bridge, modeled after the 10th Street bridge. Either during or after the bombs fell, masses of people attempted to flee Pittsburgh in their cars as National Guard troops attempted to enter the city via the bridge, but they were all stalled by the heavy traffic.[clarification needed] The bridge to this day is filled with the trucks and vehicles left behind by their owners after they either fled on foot or died.
By 2277, the bridge has become the only means of entrance to the Pitt, and is used by the Pitt raiders to control traffic in and out of the city. The Pitt raiders placed mines and other traps to stop Pitt slaves from escaping across the bridge or to keep out unwanted visitors, and a lone sniper sentry to eliminate anything the mines miss.
At the south end of the bridge there is a wildmen camp in a ruined building. A mole rat, two dogs, and three wildmen patrol the bridge. A hostile Pitt raider armed with a sniper rifle patrols on a jury-rigged walkway suspended from the bridge's towers. The northern end of the bridge serves as the entrance to The Pitt Downtown, where the main gate is guarded by Mex. The Monongahela River under the bridge is highly irradiated up to deadly levels.
- Similar to the Fabulous New Vegas sign, the bridge's "Welcome to Pittsburgh" sign has been hand-modified to reflect the city's new name, having "sburgh" crossed out and "the" added to it.
- The shoreline and water are more irradiated than any body of water in the Capital Wasteland (around 350 on the river bank and around 600 in the water). Drinking the water yields another 350 rads, but no health. In general, the farther the Lone Wanderer goes into the river, the more rads they gain, even up to 2600 rads/sec.
- There is a raider sniper at the very top of the bridge. If the Lone Wanderer kills the sniper and climbs up the scaffolding on the pedestrian walkway, they can get the sniper's rifle and loot several boxes of ammunition. Even if the Lone Wanderer sides with Ashur, this Pitt raider is always hostile.
- The sniper's nest has a bed that can be rested in to become Well Rested.
- Even if the Lone Wanderer has disarmed the mines that kill the runaway slaves, they will still be killed by hidden, scripted explosions.
PC If you do explore the heavily irradiated area around the bridge using console commands, such as tgm, the bridge above will become heavily and permanently irradiated.[verification needed]
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Pitt Bridge is based on the real South Tenth Street Bridge, a bridge that crosses the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. It is in the location of the Wabash Bridge, another real bridge that crossed the Monogahela River into downtown Pittsburgh before being demolished in 1948.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition pp.524-525: "2: PITT BRIDGE (LAT 09/LONG 14)
Despite ruling The Pitt with an iron fist, there are still pockets of resistance throughout the city, not least of which is an old Slave Trading Post near the Wabash Bridge, which is now under the control of Wild Men. The bridge is dangerous trap-filled pathway with Vicious Dogs and a sniper, but it's better to face these than dive into the river below, as radioactive death is instantaneous. On the north side of the bridge, slaves periodically attempt to flee and are blown apart by the many scattered mine traps. Down the street is the main gate to Downtown, guarded by the ever-offensive Mex and his lackeys.
Slave Trading Post
This is the remains of a building once used as a staging ground for ferrying slaves into the city and holding slaves who have attempted escaping to freedom. This is now home to a group of mad Wild Men, driven crazy by "the sickness." When the Wild Men are nullified make a sweep for the following items:
* First Aid Box
Historical documents reveal this bridge was demolished sometime in the 20th century but was rebuilt later in the 21st century. It offers the only access to and from the city of The Pitt. Once a mighty thoroughfare, this is simply a debris-filled, trap-laden obstacle course."
(Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition Tour of The Pitt)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Pitt Downtown terminal entries; DPW mail terminal, Subject: New Smithfield Street Bridge