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June 05, 2011

New GAP Bike Trail Duquesne to Waterfront


The opening of the newest section of the Great Allegheny Passage. Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:00 am.

The amazing 3-mile section of the Passage includes two new bridges, a rolling ride along the scenic former U. S. Steel coke gas pipeline, and an exciting view of two of Kennywood's Coasters.

There will be an brief ceremony at the Whitaker Bridge to thank the funders, landowners, contractors, and volunteers. Bring your bicycle and ride the new section after the event.

RSVP to or call 724-537-6905.

DIRECTIONS: Please enter at Guardian Storage (1002 East Waterfront Dr. Munhall, PA 15120) and you will be directed to parking for the event.

The new trail section is depicted in bright green in this hacked map:

  • Note that the Sandcastle segment (due to open 11/11/11) is the remaining significant barrier to DC riders getting to downtown
  • Notice how the Montour Trail is poised to connect to the Pittsburgh-to-DC Great Allegheny Passage
  • Observe how the Panhandle Trail is poised to develop into an Oakdale-to-Oakland trail
  • After Sandcastle, the remaining last bit of unfinished trail will be connecting Point State Park, the Mon Whorf Trail, and the upper level of the Smithfield Street Bridge for access to the Jail Trail

A report of an overnight Pittsburgh bike trip from this last week, West Newton to Rockwood and back.


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