The Port Perry Flyover was specially-designed and constructed in 2010 to complete the Great Allegheny Passage through a prominent industrial area east of Homestead, and carries travelers up and over four sets of live railroad tracks. From here, travelers get great views of Kennywood Park’s Steel Curtain roller coaster. Between the Port Perry Flyover and the Whitaker Flyover, the GAP follows the path of a former U.S. Steel pipeline which distributed coke gas among steel mills in the Monongahela River valley. A long ramp leads up from ground-level below, making this a prime location for trainspotting. Look for Amtrak’s Capitol Limited making its runs among Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cumberland, and Washington, D.C.
From the landing, travelers can view a modern pipe fabricator and its acres of inventory now occupying a spot where, in 1755, British General Edward Braddock was mortally wounded by French and Indian opponents. A series of signs mark “Braddock’s Road” on this section of the GAP.
Open dawn to dusk. The nearest parking is at the trailhead in Duquesne.