Aspinwall is a borough on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. It is essentially a residential place. The population was 2,801 at the 2010 census.

        In the mid-1880s, the area which is now Aspinwall was primarily owned by the descendants of James Ross, but as the steel industry was thriving in Pittsburgh, Henry Warner, superintendent of the Allegheny County Workhouse, had the idea of creating a residential community along the bank of a river.

       Warner traveled to New York to discuss the idea with Annie Aspinwall. He purchased 155 acres of land from her and formed the Aspinwall Land Company in 1890. Pittsburghers, mostly from the upper-middle class, purchased lots from the 60 available home sites. By 1890, the town had 400 residents, most of whom were young couples with children. Aspinwall was officially incorporated as a borough on December 28, 1892.

       Aspinwall was served by Pittsburgh Railways streetcar service 94 Aspinwall from 1910 until November 12, 1960, when the service was discontinued on the closure of the 62nd Street Sharpsburg Bridge. This was replaced by the Senator Robert D. Fleming Bridge which did not have streetcar tracks.

Current Aspinwall News

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Household Hazardous Waste  and E-waste pick ups are part of our current garbage contract. 

Customers can schedule pick up with the Shank customer service at (724) 226-8320.


E-waste will be picked up the last Wednesday month, customers will need to call in by Monday of that week to be placed on the schedule for Wednesday pick up.


The  HHW pick ups are scheduled for Friday, September 24  (Call by Friday, September, 10th) and Friday, December 10  (Call by Friday, November 26th). Customers will be mailed a bag to for the items 7 days prior to pick up.  


Northbound Route 28 Off-ramp to the Highland Park Bridge Long-term Closure Begins Monday in Sharpsburg

– PennDOT District 11 is announcing the long-term closure of the ramp from northbound Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge in Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, will begin Monday morning, June 21 weather permitting.

Beginning at approximately 3 a.m. on Monday, the ramp from northbound Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6) will close to traffic for 83 consecutive days. Crews will conduct expansion dam and bearing replacement, concrete repairs, blasting and painting operations, drainage improvements, steel repairs, and an epoxy overlay on the deck. Ramp traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

• From northbound Route 28, take the RD Fleming Bridge/Sharpsburg (Exit 5A) off-ramp

• Continue straight at the stop sign

• Bear right onto North Main Street (Route 1001)

• North Main Street becomes Main Street

• Main Street becomes Freeport Road

• Take the ramp to the Highland Park Bridge

• End detour

Alternate Detour

• From northbound Route 28, continue past the closed ramp

• Take the Fox Chapel Road/Waterworks Drive/Freeport Road (Exit off-ramp

• Bear left toward Fox Chapel Road

• At the stop sign, turn left onto Fox Chapel Road

• Turn left onto the ramp to southbound Route 28

• From southbound Route 28 take the left-hand off-ramp to South 8/Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall (Exit 6)

• End detour

To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 28 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to Please write “Subscribe – Route 28” in the subject line.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.