February 4th, 2009
Just as we did for Superbowl 40, my wife and I drove up from Raleigh, North Carolina to watch the Steelers win the Superbowl. The celebration downtown after the win was not as festive as 2006, primarily because the police had almost all the streets closed off. Oakland or the South Side would have been the place to be. On to the mix of pictures:
Welcome to Pittsburgh, Home of the Super Bowl Champions for the Sixth time.
The strip district on the eve of the Super Bowl Parade.
Steeler fans celebrate the night of the Superbowl 43 win.
Standing out of the sunroof was the popular way to go.
Pittsburghers pile up to get a view of the Champs.
Flurries didn’t keep the 350,000 people away.
Stop lights provided a higher vantage point for some.
Crowd gathers on Grant Street downtown Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin waves to the crowd.
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Charlie Batch document the parade.
Hines Ward takes in the sights.
Steelers owner Dan Rooney opts to keep warm in the car
Crowd reflects in the tuba
US Steel Building towers over the Superbowl parade
Distant glimpse of the Lombardi Trophy
Pittsburgh Police motorcycles
Fans head home after the parade.
One Oliver, PPG, CNG, Highmark from the Strip.
Towers of Gateway Center among the onlookers
Another post-win celebratory shot
The frozen Allegheny and the Pittsburgh skyline on the day of the parade.
More post-win celebration.
Wider shot of the icy river.
Silhouette of Trimont, Sixteenth Street Bridge
Goodnight from the City of Champions