World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges
Hot Metal Bridge, Pittsburgh
Gazing at the Golden Triangle—the city's gleaming downtown at the confluence of two rivers—it's hard to imagine that the view used to be disrupted by the noise and fumes of ladle cars loaded with molten iron. They once chugged along this steel truss bridge to processing mills on the other side. Pittsburgh was, as James Parton said in 1868, "hell with the lid off." The bridge was reborn in 2007 with a smooth new roadway, decorative railings, and an eye-catching LED installation at either end.
Keep Riding: Ambitious cyclists, take note: this bridge is a pivotal piece in the 316-mile bike route that runs from Pittsburgh to D.C.