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.

Early-Morning Skyline

A new day dawns in the city. Below, with bonus coal barge.