Cyclists in front of Connellsville Gateway Arch

Connellsville Gateway Arch

The Connellsville Gateway Arch, its colorful stained glass fanning 16 feet into the air, welcomes eastbound travelers on the Great Allegheny Passage near the Connellsville Hiker-Biker Campground. Built from formed concrete, coal, and riveted steel, the arch features materials made in the town’s own Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Factory.  It provides a “view” into Connellsville and beyond it, Chestnut Ridge. 

Arch History

Designed by artist Steven Fiscus and installed by Jeff Dardozzi over a four-day period, the arch was commissioned in 2008 as part of the town’s 250th anniversary celebration, and funded through a competitive grant administered by The Progress Fund.  

Visitor Information

Open dawn to dusk.  The closest parking is behind Martin’s Food.