As you take River Road Pa 66 east out of leechburg Pa. you can not miss seeing a very uique Steel Foot Bridge which goes over the Kiski River to the little community of Hyde Park
At one time this was a railroad bridge built in 1886 which connected trains across the Kiski from Leechburg but this was before the massive Flood Protection Projects to keep Pittsburgh from flooding where put in place ,after a horrendous flood took many lives and caused hundreds of millions in damage in 1936 to Southwestern Pa
You see the problem was before the flood protection measures where put in place Higher up on the Conemaugh River which feeds the Kiski River during the winter time massive sheets of ice would build on the river and come down stream thru Leechburg and several times the railroad bridge was destroyed.
Finally in 1904 in an effort to keep the bridge from being wiped out by spring time flooding they put a train full of coal cars on it and weighted it down to hold it in place and of course this also failed and train was swept down stream.
With its 600 foot length. and fantastic photographic view This is one day trip well worth it to take about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh.