Father Pitt

Washington Crossing the Allegheny, 1753

Posted in History, Rivers by Dr. Boli on August 3, 2014


From American Scenery, 1854 (almost exactly a century after the event depicted here). —Young Washington’s raft capsized on the way over, and he nearly drowned. He could have just used the Fortieth Street Bridge, but George had to do everything the hard way.

Heinz Field and the Allegheny

Posted in North Side, Rivers by Dr. Boli on June 9, 2014



Posted in Rivers by Dr. Boli on October 10, 2013


A homemade rowboat sits on a dock beside the Allegheny River in Verona.

The Three Sisters

Posted in Bridges, Rivers by Dr. Boli on March 24, 2013


Supposedly Pittsburgh is the only  place in the world where you can see three identical suspension bridges in a row: the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Street Bridges over the Allegheny, now named for Roberto Clemente (because the Sixth Street Bridge leads to the ball park), Andy Warhol (because the Seventh Street Bridge leads to the Andy Warhol Museum), and Rachel Carson (because we’re really proud of Rachel Carson).

Cruising on the Monongahela

Posted in Downtown, Rivers by Dr. Boli on October 18, 2012

The Duchess, one of the Gateway Clipper fleet, putters down the Monongahela late in an autumn afternoon.

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