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Pittsburgh/North Side

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Pittsburgh/North Side

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North Side is the area just across the Allegheny river from Downtown. In years past it was the independent city of Allegheny, but has long been incorporated into the City of Pittsburgh itself.

--Getting There--

From downtown you may cross any of several bridges north, across the Allegheny river. The most direct is route 279, a large highway that will take you directly to the stadium areas and connects cleanly with the other large highways heading north. For mor local color you may take the Federal street bridge or the 7th or 9th street bridges. These bridges connect directly to streets in the northside whereas route 279 largely passes over them. Besides that these bridges are themselves notable as they are of a unique design: suspension bridges made of steel bars.


There is a lot to do in the North Side. Here are some highlights:

  • Heinz Field is where the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers football team play there home games. The link will give you the current schedule and other interesting facts for football fans. Be aware that essentially all home games sell out, so if you want to go try to get your tickets early.
  • PNC Park is where the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team play their homegames. The link will provide information on the park itself with directions and other useful information. The Pittsburgh Pirates