Steel Works View from Outlook Drive

Edgar Thomson Steel Works in Braddock PA as viewed from Outlook Drive in West Mifflin.

You can see the George Westinghouse BridgeThe reinforced concrete open-spandrel deck arch bridge has a total length of 1,598 feet (487 m) comprising five spans“

Goats Along the Monongahela

Tuesday morning I met two good friends for brunch. We used to teach together at Greenfield School years ago. Although I’d written it on my calendar, I’m so used to not going out much I had to receive a text from Donna asking if I was on my way. Oooops!

After we ate, Sue and I walked along the River Trail. We had a couple of years to catch up with one another.

Donna, we are so sorry you missed the goats!

We saw this sign first, as Sue had told me it was one of the nations busiest rivers for barge traffic.

As we walked along the trail, (which goes all the way to Washington DC and Sue’s sons have biked it) we saw an electric fence and this sign

Allegheny GoatScape at work

Sue spotted the goats as I was taking photos of the underbelly of the Homestead Grays Bridge

A working goat, consuming pounds of vegetation everyday
Homestead Grays Bridge over the Monongahela River

I’d posted about goats at the tea store in Millvale Landscaping Goats at Knit Night and also at a Rent a Goat at Pittsburgh Botanical Garden in Oakdale a couple of years ago. And you might remember I booked a Goat With a Note for a zoom meeting.

Under the Bridge

Homestead Grays Bridge, built in 1936, was formerly called the Homestead High Level Bridge. I Pulled into a parking space to shoot the underbelly Wednesday night. The blue light against the night sky. The bridge spans the Monongahela River but this part is over the Waterfront shopping area.

“It is notable as the first bridge to incorporate the Wichert Truss, which uses a quadrilateral shape over each support, into its design. This made the truss statically determinate, so that forces in the structural members could be calculated.” Wikipedia

A 2017 blog post I did of bridges going over the Monongahela shows a different view of this same bridge.

Your Guess as Good as mine

From my grandmother’s album.

At first I thought they were my grandparents, Judd and Charlotte VanSickle.

I don’t even know who owned the camera.

In or near Durand, Illinois. Early 1900’s

Adjusting hat for a photo
I thought they were my grandparents.

FountainLight and BoatLight Where the Three Rivers Meet

From my archives

St. Mary of the Mount in the upper right, the arch of the Ft. Pitt Bridge, a line of lights along Grandview Avenue to the towerlight on the left.

The Allegheny River and the Monongahela River meet at the Point – the third river The Ohio

Becky B continues to inspire #Januarylight posts across the blogosphere with her challenge.

Pittsburgh Monday Night Football

The evening felt like summer, this last night of September. Steve and I had a great time thanks to my son sharing his season tickets with us. The city skyline so colorful and bright against the dark sky.  It sure gets darker earlier and the game didn’t start until 8:15 so definitely Monday Night Football. 

It was a good game for the Steelers as they were 0 and 3.

Tonight’s score    Pittsburgh Steelers-27      Cincinnati Bengals-3

At halftime we saw the four inductees  of the class of 2019 being inducted into the Pittsburgh Hall of Honor — Elbie Nickel (his son was there to represent his deceased father) , Larry Brown, Bill Cowher and Hines Ward.  #86 got the loudest cheers.

 

A blimp overhead as we walked over Roberto Clemente Bridge to Heinz Field


A sliver of a new moon in the sky 

Boats moored on the Allegheny River edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two levels of fancy suites.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bronze tribute to Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception .

 

 

 

Honus Wagner Statue guards PNC Park until next Spring’s baseball season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown park has Eyeball Seats by Sculptor Louise Bougeois 


              Fancy crosswalk

 

A favorite parking garage is being demolished.

While Stopped on West End Bridge

There’s a stop light at the end of the bridge. When it was red, this was my vantage point of the city. Then I was joined by the silver car in the left lane.

(My Six Word Saturday see Debbie Smyth’s Travel With Intent blog)


It’s Water Under the Bridge

It’s water under the bridge (s), the water being the Monongahela River. I lost count of the number of bridges we sailed under.

Sunday night.

Rivers of Steel Photo Cruise on the Mon. During the 2 1/2 hour Riverboat Cruise we had rain, clouds, thunder, lightning )where we had to go inside the boat) and then a sliver of sun briefly, ending on clear skies.

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