wjz-13 1057-the-fan all-news-99-1-wnew 1300logo2_67x35

Local

Ceremony Marks Final Link Of Pittsburgh-D.C. Trail

View Comments
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 1,000 bicyclists have ridden single-file along the last mile of a Pittsburgh-to-Washington trail to mark the full trail’s opening.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the cyclists celebrated Saturday in Pittsburgh, including a group that had ridden from Washington starting Friday.

Ground was broken in October on the final mile of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 141-mile trail from the Pittsburgh area to Cumberland, Md. From there, the trail links with the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, which stretches to Washington.

The final link of the trail had quietly opened last month, ahead of Saturday’s ceremony.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s office says a flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington was to be raised at a Pittsburgh park to mark the trail’s completion.
——
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,228 other followers