1/9/2023 Construction has begun at Carrie Furnace! This has been more than 20 years in the planning. Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) has a couple of videos on the site availability and history. You can also see stories on how this project evolved at the RIDC website Home – RIDC: Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
RIDC catalyzes and supports economic growth through high quality job creation, real estate development and financing of projects that advance the public interest – developing real estate to capture emerging and existing growth opportunities across diverse industry sectors.
Pittsburgh Business Times article Construction underway at historic Carrie Furnace site – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)
And coming soon The Pittsburgh Film Office. Carrie Furnace – Pittsburgh Film Office (pghfilm.org)
New challenges are certainly part of 2020 and Rivers of Steel has found ways to continue activities while following mandated social-distancing and pandemic recommendations. Unfortunately, some of the main fundraisers, like the Festival of Combustion, have not happened, tours and events continue at the Carrie Furnace site and other Rivers Of Steel Mon-Valley sites.
Check out this video that talks about the role of Carrie and tours here. Find more about Carrie Furnace, Rivers of Steel and the other attractions they manage in the Mon Valley at https://riversofsteel.com/.