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    Allegheny Portage Railroad

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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  • Picnic Area Road Paving Project

    The park picnic area will be closed from 10/6/2014-10/10/2014 for repaving. The picnic area is schedule to reopen on 10/11/2014. Check back for more updates.

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Culvert 1586 After-Cropped

National Park Service

New Supports for Old Arches
Recently, the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, through the Historic Preservation Training Center completed repairs and updates to Culvert #1586, located along the 6-10 Hiking Trail.

Did You Know?

East Entrance Staple Bend Tunnel

In 1824 an all-water route through the Allegheny Mountains was proposed. A 4 mile tunnel "like a well dug horizontially" would be needed, along with ventilation shafts and support features. A portage over the mountains was built instead.