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Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:49:28 PM »

Iíve been spending some of my pastime trying to find button copy around pittsburgh these last couple months after discovering on the Birmingham bridge that yes, it is still around here. However at this point Iíve been to a bunch of spots and I feel like Iím starting to run out of new spots to visit so can I get some help to go see it?

Major locations for button copy Iíve been to include:
Locations up PA-28ís interchanges beyond the PA turnpike and under the highland park bridge
I-376 East below Rochester
Weirton
Birmingham Bridge
Boulevard of the Allies
I-376 Eastbound entrance 77
US-22 approaching the eastern terminus of I-376
I-376 Exits 42 and 45 westbound
River Avenue in North Shore
Haymaker Rd in Monroeville

Iím really not sure where else to look but Iím 150% sure there is more out there. Does anybody know of any more in this area that I can go visit? My dadís said before that heís seen some in the Oakland/South Side Flats area that is NOT on the Birmingham Bridge, but he doesnít remember where they are and both of us have yet to find them. Does anyone here know of these signs and if so can you point me in the direction of them?
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 11:48:48 PM »

I think there may be a button copy or two in the Wheeling area (barely makes your 50 mile limit). Not sure about the status of it now, as Ohio have been rapidly replacing a lot of its button copy signage the past few years.
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 01:14:18 AM »

I don't know where in Pittsburgh the OP lives, but just drawing a 50 mile radius from the "golden triangle" covers Oh 7 & Oh 11 from Bridgeport/Wheeling to Youngstown. One will find button copy along there.
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 05:59:28 AM »

There are button copy signs left just off the Natrona Heights exit on 28 (signs for Kittanning and Pittsburgh) and just off the Millerstown exit on 28 (same signs). Most of the signs here were upgraded during the 28 paving project a few years ago, but these ones were not.
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 07:52:23 AM »

If youíre willing to expand some, there are still a few button copy signs on US 50 WB approaching I-79 in Clarksburg WV (as of late August)
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2021, 08:12:02 AM »

If youíre willing to expand some, there are still a few button copy signs on US 50 WB approaching I-79 in Clarksburg WV (as of late August)

These signs are not long for this world. There is an active sign replacement project on I-79 that will replace these signs.
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2021, 02:21:09 PM »

If youíre willing to expand some, there are still a few button copy signs on US 50 WB approaching I-79 in Clarksburg WV (as of late August)

These signs are not long for this world. There is an active sign replacement project on I-79 that will replace these signs.

No wayÖ I got lucky as I visited these ones on my way to North Carolina last time I went down there. I got pictures of them and if i knew how to send pictures here I totally would  :-(
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2021, 09:41:32 PM »

If youíre willing to expand some, there are still a few button copy signs on US 50 WB approaching I-79 in Clarksburg WV (as of late August)

These signs are not long for this world. There is an active sign replacement project on I-79 that will replace these signs.

No wayÖ I got lucky as I visited these ones on my way to North Carolina last time I went down there. I got pictures of them and if i knew how to send pictures here I totally would  :-(

There's one button copy sign on the I-79 main line (at the WV 58 exit northbound) that I am amazed has survived this long.
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2021, 08:01:13 AM »

If youíre willing to expand some, there are still a few button copy signs on US 50 WB approaching I-79 in Clarksburg WV (as of late August)

These signs are not long for this world. There is an active sign replacement project on I-79 that will replace these signs.

No wayÖ I got lucky as I visited these ones on my way to North Carolina last time I went down there. I got pictures of them and if i knew how to send pictures here I totally would  :-(

There's one button copy sign on the I-79 main line (at the WV 58 exit northbound) that I am amazed has survived this long.

Holy crap youíre right. I cant believe Iíve never seen this one prior because Iíve been by thisís sign a number of times on trips to the Carolinas. Iíll have to look out for it next time
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Re: Button copy within roughly 50 miles of Pittsburgh?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 07:39:35 AM »

I honestly can't think of any more in the immediate Pgh area than you already listed.

It's too bad you weren't hunting for this signage 3-4 years ago, as there was still some around the old Civic Arena site.  Heck, there was still even one on mainline SB I-279 till 2017, as well as in the HOV lanes if you knew where to look till they replaced them.

 


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