Tag: Monongahela River

  • Birmingham Bridge

  • Hot Metal Bridge

  • South Side Marina

    South Side Marina

    Recreational boats need a place to live, and more and more boat parking lots are growing closer to the Point.

    Boats at the South Side Marina
    South Side Marina
    South Side Marina
  • Liberty Bridge

    Liberty Bridge

    One of many bridges around here designed by George S. Richardson, the Liberty Bridge opened in 1928, connecting the Liberty Tubes (which had opened four years earlier) directly to downtown. Here we see it from the south shore of the Mon.

    Longer view of the Liberty Bridge
    One span of the Liberty Bridge
  • The Towboat M. J. Monahan

    Towboat M. J. Monahan

    The towboat M. J. Monahan pushes a big train of coal barges up the Mon. Yes, “towboat” is the correct name for such boats on American rivers, even though they obviously push.

    M. J. Monahan
    Liberty Bridge with barge train
  • City of Bridges

    Bridges over the Mon

    Nearest to farthest: Liberty Bridge, Panhandle Bridge, Smithfield Street Bridge, Fort Pitt Bridge, West End Bridge.

    Bridges again
    These are bridges
  • Firstside


    The little human-sized buildings along Fort Pitt Boulevard originally faced the Monongahela Wharf, where the steamboats lined up.

  • Bridges on the Monongahela

    Monongahela River at Pittsburgh

    The Panhandle Bridge, in the foreground, carries trolleys across the Monongahela River. Behind that, the Liberty Bridge; then the Tenth Street Bridge; and in the distance, the Birmingham Bridge. Below, a slightly different framing of the same view.

  • Barge Train on the Mon

    Barge train

    Father Pitt took this picture in November of 2000 from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

  • Panhandle Bridge

    Panhandle Bridge

    When Amtrak stopped using this bridge and the downtown tunnel into which it led, the Port Authority seized the opportunity. The bridge now carries the streetcars over the Mon and into the subway, the first part of which uses that old railroad tunnel—so that, like many other things in Pittsburgh, our subway is cobbled together from spare parts.