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SOLD OUT | Bridges, Buildings and Architecture of the Three Rivers

Sunday, September 11 | 10:30 am 1:30 pm

Get a fresh perspective on how Pittsburgh’s iconic skyscrapers and bridges came to be during this exclusive 90-minute boat cruise with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh.

We will take you beyond the typical sightseeing tour– from the Point, we’ll cover the Monongahela River as we travel along the South Side, then back up and around to the Allegheny River, past the Strip District and down to the beginning of Herr’s Island.

As you cruise on the rivers, local bridge expert Todd Wilson, and local skyscraper expert Mark Houser, will share new insights about the City of Bridges, such as– does Pittsburgh really have more bridges than any other city? We’ll hash this out along with plenty of fascinating facts, skyscraper stories, and Golden Triangle lore we bet you haven’t heard before.

This exclusive tour is offered only once in 2022, so get your tickets now!

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming response to our pre-sale tickets, we have decided to open the General Admission ticket sales earlier than scheduled. These tickets are available now.

We look forward to having you join us to explore Pittsburgh from the rivers, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh style!


Mark Houser is the author of “MultiStories: 55 Antique Skyscrapers & the Business Tycoons Who Built Them” and an award-winning writer and frequent speaker on popular history, especially in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Mark has traveled across the country and beyond in search of the world’s most interesting and attractive landmark high-rises and researched the colorful personal tales of the magnates and power brokers who brought them into being. Mark has appeared on NPR, CNN, and FOX and given a TEDx Talk. His website is HouserTalks.com

Todd Wilson, MBA, PE, is an award-winning transportation engineer, named one of Pittsburgh Business Times’ 20 Engineers to Know in 2022. He has co-authored two books on Pittsburgh’s bridges, Images of America Pittsburgh’s Bridges and Engineering Pittsburgh a History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges, and More. An engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon, Todd has extensive knowledge on bridges, having photographed them in all 50 states and 25 countries, and he has presented at many conferences. Check out his Pittsburgh bridge photography on Instagram @pghbridges.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Gateway Clipper Fleet Docks, 350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 — Tour times are as follows:

  • 10:30am – 1:00pm (Boarding 10:30am – 11:00am / Sailing time is 11:00am – 12:30pm)
  • 1:30pm – 4:00pm. (Boarding 1:30pm – 2:00pm / Sailing time is 2:00pm – 3:30pm)
  • We allow 30-minutes for boarding/off-boarding

Please note:

  • Itinerary subject to change due to changes in weather. Rain or Shine. No refunds.
  • Indoor/outdoor seating is available. First come, first served.
  • Food/Beverage is available for sale by the Gateway Clipper.

Pre-sale General Admission ticket price is $30, from 6/20 (limited availability)

Full-price General Admission ticket price is $38; available until 9/11 at 10am.

Children General Admission ticket price is $12.

Tour Dates:

September 11, 2022

11:00 am – 1:30 pm & 1:30pm – 4:00 pm

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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