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“Great view of three rivers.”

Ranked #24 of 198 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We walked into town from the base of Duquesne Incline via the bridge - really great views of the three river confluence, Heinz Field and looking back to the incline.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

As a history buff, I enjoyed taking a look at this bright yellow bridge, renamed in 1998 for Roberto Clemente, who used to be a star on the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. It proved to be the first one I saw of the Three Sisters, which span the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh. All yellow, they run parallel to each other and are the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States. The other two are named for famous former Pittsburgh residents, Rachel Carson and Andy Warhol.

The Roberto Clemente Bridge is the fourth to span the river at this location, starting with a wooden, covered bridge built in 1819. Originally named the Sixth Street Bridge, the current connector opened in 1928. I walked along one of its sidewalks for a while to get a closer look at PNC Park, where the Pirates play. The excellent views really show off the stadium and are a good reason to walk across the bridge. Crowds do that on baseball game days when the bridge closes to vehicular traffic. It stretches for 995 feet and has a width of 38 feet.

Roberto Clemente died at age 38 when on a humanitarian mission to Nicaragua. The plane he was in, loaded with aid for earthquake victims there, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. A statue of him is at the right anchorage of the bridge.

2  Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The bridges in Pittsburgh all seems to have pedestrian areas for walking. At night they are well lit and add beauty to the riverfront.

Traffic flow is steady, although we never experienced rush hour. The view from the bridge is awesome regardless of the direction of travel.

I like walking the Pittsburgh bridges. They are nostalgic and historic - this one named for one of the greatest Pittsburgh Pirates. Neat bridge.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I walked through this bridge from my hotel to the stadium. In the night is so beautiful. From the stadium, you can see the bridge and the city of Pittsburgh!

Thank TheGirlOfTerezKorut
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I would not waste time to visit this Pittsburgh attraction. It is just a bridge. I would never go out of my way to see it.

Thank Joyce P
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