This hits all of Pittsburgh’s bridges that are legal for bikes on the three rivers between Rankin, McKees Rocks, and Highland Park with minimal duplication (we cross West End Bridge twice). There’s one illegal crossing of RR tracks at Glenwood Bridge and there are some stairs to climb, in several places.
Yale and I will be biking it. We’re not real fast (maybe 7mph average counting stops). So we expect to finish around 3pm. If you want to go faster, go ahead.
Hot Metal Bridge
10th St Bridge (Philip Murray Bridge)
Smithfield St Bridge
Fort Pitt Bridge
West End Bridge
McKees Rocks Bridge
West End Bridge (again)
Fort Duquesne Bridge
6th St Bridge (Roberto Clemente Bridge)
7th St Bridge (Andy Warhol Bridge)
9th St Bridge (Rachel Carson Bridge)
16th St Bridge (David McCullough Bridge)
31st St Bridge
40th St Bridge
62nd St Bridge (Senator Robert D. Fleming Bridge)
Highland Park Bridge
Homestead Grays Bridge
All 7 (legal) Mon bridges from Glenwood downstream, West End Bridge, all 7 Allegheny bridges up to 40th. 15 bridges in 26 miles.
The route that Yale and I biked in 2015 and 2017 was:
All 9 (legal) Mon bridges from Rankin downstream, West End, McKees Rocks, West End again, all 11 Allegheny bridges up to Highland Park, (including the 30th and Herr’s Island RR bridges; it sounds like the Duolingo folks missed these two). 22 bridges in 50 miles.
Bah! I just saw recent activity and got excited. I rarely log on to this site anymore and mostly just check it. Either way, i’ve downloaded the .gpx and plan on doing it solo or announcing a ride. But thank you for the route either way.