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Stretching from Hampshire Avenue to Coast Avenue in Pittsburg, Canton Avenue is not a regular pathway. It is in fact, the steepest public street in the United States. Stretching across 630 feet (192), this street couldn't beat New Zealand's Baldwin Street to attain the 'World's Steepest Street' title. Canton Avenue is a cobbled pathway that is a venue for Pittsburgh's annual bike race Dirty Dozen. Cycling upwards on this street may be a herculean task, but do give it a try.
The West End Bridge is a distinguished steel bowstring arch bridge that connects Pittsburgh's localities of West End and Chateau. Included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it is also known as the Allegheny County Bridge.
Located just about 3 miles (4.9 kilometers) from Downtown Pittsburgh, Mount Washington is primarily a residential neighborhood in the city. Overlooking the river valley, the place offers beautiful views of the City of Bridges. Home to many thriving businesses and popular restaurants, Mount Washington is often ranked amongst the most scenic places in the United States.
Located within the Carnegie Science Center, the Sports Work Center strives to inspire life-long learning about sports and the science behind it. Three thematic areas offer interactive experiences for visitors, including learning the benefits of an active lifestyle, scaling a rock wall and perfecting your fast pitch. The center is perfect for every age level and offers a fascinating perspective on the world of sports.
The Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet here to form the Ohio River. Thirty-six grassy acres at the confluence of the three rivers of Pittsburgh bear witness to the more than 200 years of history. French and British forts, central to the Seven Years War of the late 1700s, were located here, with sparse ruins forming the basis of a modern museum. Located here is the famous fountain that shoots streams of water 150 feet high, and has become a symbol of the city. Its July 4th fireworks extravaganza draws massive crowds.
This structure was the first of 17 inclines that once traversed the steep slopes along the river that bears its name. The tilted rail cars and tracks, built in 1870, shuttle passengers from the foot of Smithfield Street at Station Square to the top of Mount Washington. Still a functioning piece of the public transit system, Monongahela is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It offers a stunning view of the Golden Triangle skyline from the observation deck atop Mount Washington.
Located on the North Shore Drive, this statue is dedicated one of the most loved TV personalities of all time, Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood fame. Created by Robert Berks, who is rumored to have been Mr. Roger's favorite sculptor, this bronze structure towers 11 feet (3.35 meters) tall and depicts Rogers smiling as he ties his shoe.
A thriving center in Pittsburgh, Station Square seems to have it all. This 52-acre (21.04 hectare) riverfront complex encompasses contemporary dining restaurants and loads of shopping options. The sights and smells of delicious food at Hard Rock Café, Buca di Beppo, The Melting Pot and Joe's Crab Shack, make your mouth water. The fountain at Bessemer Court, spouting a synchronized display of multi-colored water and music, is truly thrilling. The nightlife here is always buzzing with good music and hip crowds. You can also spend your day with scenic river cruises, express tours or car shows. With so much to do, you surely need more than a day to explore this dynamic place!
Located along the riverfront, Bessemer Court and Transportation Museum is an outdoor tour of Pittsburgh's industrial heritage. The Bessemer process was a technique brought from England to Pittsburgh by industrialist Andrew Carnegie for the making of steel. As they stroll along the river, visitors can view salvaged pieces of a Bessemer converter. Plaques describe the significance of each piece. The size of the machinery, even though it is in pieces, is amazing. The tour will provide visitors with a unique understanding of the steel industry. Admission is free, but parking is $1.
The convergence of three rivers that make up Pittsburgh became a hotly contested site in the 1750s during the French and Indian War. The blockhouse that stands on the site of the ruined Forts Duquesne and Pitt was built in 1764, and is the only portion of the forts left standing. Part of Fort Pitt was reconstructed for a museum and provides an interesting look at life during the 18th Century in an unsettled land.
The Roberto Clemente Memorial Park honors one of the city's favorite baseball players. Roberto Clemente played for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 18 years and helped the team win the 1972 World Series. Months after the victory, Clemente died in a plane crash while supplying humanitarian aid to Costa Rica. A bronze statue depicts Clemente's ability with a baseball bat. The park sits on the North Side near the ballpark on the Allegheny River's north shore and has a water-taxi dock and facilities for boating, fishing and biking.
Nestled in Pittsburgh's Allegheny neighborhood, the Byers Hall, was the former residence of Alexander M. Byers, along with an adjoining building occupied by his daughter, Mrs. J. Denniston Lyons. Designed by the Alden & Harlow firm, this structure was established in 1898 as Byers-Lyons House. The entire building features contrasting styles; Byers' side reflects Victorian architecture, while the Lyons' portion Edwardian. Byers Hall currently functions as the administrative building of the Community College of Allegheny County.