Has anyone heard about part of the trail closing along Carson St. from the Hot Metal Bridge south to the Glenwood Bridge? I ride that daily to commute, but today there was a new chain-link gate installed near the water-treatment plant. It was still open and there were some workers there so I asked them. They said a new water treatment plant is going to be built there and the trail will be closed for two years!!! They thought it was supposed to start June 21st. Can anyone confirm?
Willie and I and someone that will remain nameless may have gone through the Whemco private roadway to connect the end of the railroad tracks to the Waterfront Wednesday and Thursday on an out and back trip on the trail for some winter camping. We may or may not have been yelled at by an old security guard guy, and we may or may not have just ignored him and pedaled faster.
I’ve said it for years, but it’s seriously a shame that after 300+ miles of beautiful trail from DC that this is the greeting you get to Pittsburgh. At least it goes with the old stereotype of a gritty, unwelcoming place that you’d never want to visit. Maybe I should consider it “authentic” instead.