Contractor to replace misspelled Pa. road signs

DUQUESNE, Pa. (AP) - December 17, 2010

The signs were unveiled as part of the renovated Rankin Bridge, which leads to Duquesne among other places just east of the city. But the town's name is misspelled D-U-Q-U-E-N-S-E instead of D-U-Q-U-E-S-N-E.

Duquesne was the name of a pre-Revolutionary War governor-general for whom Fort Duquesne was named. The historical moniker also labels a bridge, a beer, an electric company, and a former sports arena in the area, to name just a few.

Still, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the name is commonly misspelled. A reporter who typed in the misspelled name into the Google search engine still got 25,000 hits.

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