The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area reveals how one region, in a sustained and thunderous blast of innovation, ambition and fire, forever changed America and its place in the world. It is the story of the industrialists and the workers who pushed an infant industry to it ultimate limits and in doing so pushed the world into the Age of Steel.
Did You Know?
Clairton Coke Works- within Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area- relies on barge transportation for delivery of nearly 17,000 tons of coal a day. Its dock is nearly a mile long. During the winter, the plant keeps a 10-day stockpile of coal in case the rivers freeze.