bridges_three-sistersIn September, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will offer a free, guided walking tour of the North Shore, Clemente and Warhol Bridges and several key Downtown landmarks every Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

“It is ostensibly a walk around the block, but the block is the Allegheny River,” said PHLF Director of Member Services Marylu Denny.

PHLF offers several free guided walking tours, but this is one of their most popular.

“A lot of people don’t walk over bridges, so that’s something different,” Marylu said.

The tour starts Downtown at the Rennaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, goes over the Clemente Bridge to the North Shore, travels along the Riverfront Trail and heads back over the Warhol Bridge.  It touches on the importance of riverfront development, urban growth, art in public parks and, of course, bridges!

You can check out PHLF’s other tours at its website, or download the Bridges and River Shores tour brochure in .pdf format here.

“The reason we put those brochures [online] is not everyone can come on a Friday,” Marylu said.  But, PHLF wants anyone who wants to take the tour to have an opportunity to do so, even if they can’t make the guided tour.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Marylu at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.