PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh bridge has been renamed for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough on his 80th birthday.

County officials gathered Sunday to rename the 16th Street Bridge in McCul-lough's honor. A Pittsburgh native and two-time Pul-itzer prize winner, he says no honor has touched him like the decision to rename the bridge after him.

McCullough wrote a book about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The span across the Allegheny River was built in 1923 to connect the Strip District with the historic H.J. Heinz plant.

Associated Press