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Carrie Furnace

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Carrie Furnace is a former blast furnace located along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, and it had formed a part of the Homestead Steel Works. The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and they operated until 1982. During its peak, the site produced 1,000 to 1,250 tons of iron per day.[3] All that is left of the site are furnaces #6 and #7, which operated from 1907 to 1978,[4] and its hot metal bridge (not to be confused with the Hot Metal Bridge farther downstream). The furnaces, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, are among the only pre-World War II 20th century blast furnaces to survive.[5]

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Carrie Blast Furnace Number 6 and 7
Carrie Furnace
Carrie Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Carrie Furnace
Carrie Furnace is located in the United States
Carrie Furnace
LocationNorthern side of the Monongahela River 0.5 miles west of the Rankin Bridge in Munhall, Rankin, and Swissvale
Coordinates40°24′47.09″N 79°53′24.28″W
Area168 acres (68 ha)
NRHP reference No.06001070[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 20, 2006
Designated NHLDSeptember 20, 2006
Designated PHLF1989[2]

The site is currently managed by the nonprofit Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, which conducts tours and other programs from May through October.

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Location:Size:Features:Owner:Current UsePast Use:Contaminants:Total Actual Cost
Allegheny County, PA168 AcresLarge Parcel, Flat Land, and Riverfront LocationAllegheny CountyVacant LandBlast furnacePCBs, Sulfates$70–$100 million to convert Carrie Furnace #6 & #7 into a Steel Heritage Museum and Allegheny County has projected that the environmental clean-up would cost between $3–$5 million