Some of my favorite Pittsburgh amenities are the city parks, which I don’t use nearly as much as I would like. Each park has a slightly different flavor. Highland Park has a reservoir that is popular among locals for walking and jogging exercising. When I was a kid, I loved Highland Park because it had the best playground in the city–the wooden playground, perfect for all kinds of imaginary games including those set in pirate ships and castles. Schenley Park is good for disc golf, ice skating and other sports. Frick Park is best for hiking and provides a good escape from the noise and traffic of the city.
I walked 7 “bridges” in Frick Park. Only one of these bridges can be counted toward the 446 non-railroad bridges of Pittsburgh. Three of them I consider bridges, but the actual bridging portion was significantly less than eight feet. While the other three are also called bridges on the map of Frick Park, they are really just glorified drain pipes. I do not have a lot to say about any of these bridges, so the rest of the post will be short on words and long on pictures.
The one bridge that counts toward my goal of walking as many of the 446 bridges I can carries Forbes Avenue over the park. It’s hard to see from the bridge because of all the trees, but one of the park’s main trails passes underneath the bridge.
The three structures I considered bridges crossed over a little stream that runs as parallel to the path mentioned above as nature allows.
The glorified drains are along the hillside where little stream-lets run down to the stream below.