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Manchester Bridge - Pittsburgh, PA

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Long before our time, pioneer scout Christopher Gist and Seneca Chief Guyasuta were riding through the trails of Western Pennsylvania wilderness in the 1700s. Gist saved George Washington’s life twice and Guyasuta fought a losing battle to hold on to land claimed by Native Americans.

Gist and Guyasuta were designed by Charles Keck.

For more than 50 years the 12 foot tall sculpture of Gist and Guyasuta adorned a Manchester bridge and welcomed people coming to the Northside. The bridge opened in 1915 and was linked to downtown Manchester. The sculptures were added in 1917.

In 1970 the bridge was demolished. The sculptures were saved from demolition and exhibited on the outside of the old Northside Post Office, then were placed in storage.

In 2016 they were taken out of storage, cleaned and displayed at a stone plaza located at Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive (across from Mister Roger’s Memorial).

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