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Update - hutmo's lincoln highway gypsy tour

I have been doing some additional research and it turns out that the street
where I grew up was designated an alternate route for the Lincoln
Highway... Who knew?

Spoke to a lady from the Pittsburgh Landmark Foundation about identifying
buildings in the downtown area that were present when the Lincoln was an
active road. There will not be too many but it will be cool to see which ones
survived.

LINCOLN HIGHWAY TODAY


The original alignment of the Lincoln Highway left Pittsburgh going West on
the Manchester Bridge down what is now Route 65 going towards Sewickley
and Ambridge PA.

The Manchester was torn down in 1970. The northern pier was left in place
after the demolition of the bridge. It was intended to serve as an
observation deck in the riverside park along the Allegheny River. The park,
later named Roberto Clemente Park, was built as part of the construction of
the now demolished Three Rivers Stadium.

The remaining pier was finally utilized and is now a tribute to Mr. Rogers... a
Pittsburgher and a world wide icon.

The Manchester is the bridge is the top bridge to the left in the image below.
The building on the North portion of the image is the approximate location of
what is now PNC Park. Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The bridge on the right was the Point Bridge. The Fort Pitt Bridge replaced
the Point Bridge and the Fort Duquesne Bridge replaced the Manchester Bridge.

IN a later alignment... the point bridge was used to leave the city on the Lincoln...



Here's a great shot from 1969. You can see the new bridges and the old bridges. Pittsburgh has come a long way




The pier can be seen to the right of Three Rivers Stadium right by the river in this image.


The Pier as it looks today.


Here's a look at the Mr. Rogers Statue that is now part of the pier.


Pittburgh Now days... not a smokey city anymore.





More Lincoln Highway History to come.


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wish I could make this one Chris , but wont be able to , hoping to go back to Ken's next year and mebbe we can hook up then ...

We did ride thru yer town while I was there tho' , if that counts for anything ...

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Have reservations for the 13th. No ETA, but need a Primanti Bros sandwich so will try to get in early.


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Have reservations for the 13th. No ETA, but need a Primanti Bros sandwich so will try to get in early.
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Is anybody heading to Pittsburg from the New Jersey area?
Are you going via the Western Maryland route? If so, send me a PM. I live 45-minutes from Gettysburg, but was planning to head to Pittsburgh on the 13th via 70, 68, & 40 to Morgantown, WV then north up 79 to Pitt. I've decided to go ahead and meet up with Hutmo & the group in Pitt, for the ride into Gettysburg. I need to go ahead and make my reservation at the Red Roof. That sandwich shop sure does sound good.

If anyone else is headed to Pitt from the east and want to hook up for the ride there on the 13th via western MD let me know.

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Are you going via the Western Maryland route? If so, send me a PM. I live 45-minutes from Gettysburg, but was planning to head to Pittsburgh on the 13th via 70, 68, & 40 to Morgantown, WV then north up 79 to Pitt. I've decided to go ahead and meet up with Hutmo & the group in Pitt, for the ride into Gettysburg. I need to go ahead and make my reservation at the Red Roof. That sandwich shop sure does sound good.

If anyone else is headed to Pitt from the east and want to hook up for the ride there on the 13th via western MD let me know.
I'm about 2.5 hrs east of Gettysburg. For me to go to Pittsburgh would be either I-80 or I-78. I'm not sure of any other way I could easily follow from Glen Gardner-08826
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Zach, your alot further North. If you were in southern Jersey it would make more sense to cut through MD, but from where you are 78 or 80 would make more sense.

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Are you going via the Western Maryland route? If so, send me a PM. I live 45-minutes from Gettysburg, but was planning to head to Pittsburgh on the 13th via 70, 68, & 40 to Morgantown, WV then north up 79 to Pitt. I've decided to go ahead and meet up with Hutmo & the group in Pitt, for the ride into Gettysburg. I need to go ahead and make my reservation at the Red Roof. That sandwich shop sure does sound good.

If anyone else is headed to Pitt from the east and want to hook up for the ride there on the 13th via western MD let me know.
If you are going too, we might have to form an Orange Shark sub-group here.

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Heading East to Pittsburgh

If I were heading east I would drop down to 40 across Maryland. You can take it east and then it will veer north west towards Washington PA, It is known as the National Pike. In Washington you can stop at Steel City Harley.

From there you can get on Interstate 79 North and it is only 20 minutes to Robinson Township.

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