Great Allegheny Passage: Nuts & bolts

Written by Mila Sanina on .

Four decades. Almost four decades it took to build the Great Allegheny Passage. 

"The last mile, which cost $1.3 million because of the complexity of the work, passes through the Sandcastle Waterpark and Keystone Metals near the Glenwood Bridge. It gives birders an ideal vantage point to watch two bald eagles raise their young in a nest the size of a dining room table."

Read more about "Top 10 highlights of the bike trail" from the PG's Larry Walsh. There are so many exciting things to see: Ohiopyle, the historic pump house in Homestead, the 'tree tunnel,' the Big Savage Tunnel, the Eastern Continental Divide and more. 

What did it take to complete the GAP? What were some of the challenges along the way? Did you know that it took five years and 100 people suggesting dozens and dozens of names to come up with the name. Read more about the least known facts about the GAP in the non-Letterman top 10 list.

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