Allegheny County may sell rights to name bridges

    How about this for school funding, Philadelphia?

    Allegheny County officials are exploring the possibility of selling advertising or naming rights to local bridges as a way to raise money.

    The county maintains more than 520 bridges and County Council member Ed Kress thinks the larger ones may interest sponsors.

    On Tuesday, the county council directed the Department of Public Works and the County Manager to evaluate which bridges would be suitable to carry advertising, naming rights or sponsorships. Only bridges greater than 20 feet in length will be considered.

     

     

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