Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Lumpy Mr. Rogers Statue

At 11 feet tall and 7,000 pounds, Fred Rogers is supposed to be endearing. Mostly he's just lumpy.
Address:
N. Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA
Directions:
I-279 exit 7A (North Shore). You'll see the Heinz Field stadium; the statue is between it and the river, along N. Shore Drive, sheltered underneath a keyhole cut into an abandoned bridge pillar.
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This statue was really cool, looking over the Ohio River into the city. It was amazing. I loved it.

[annette, 10/02/2014]

Lumpy Mr. Rogers was given a cleaning earlier in 2014, which probably required a lot of hard work.

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You can sit in his lap! And get over the "lumpy" appearance, the statue was sculpted by Mr. Rogers' favorite sculpture.

[NJ, 04/23/2012]
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If a mud monster mated with The Thing from the Fantastic Four, this would be the result. The toothy grin is kind of creepy.

It's near the corner of North Shore Drive and Art Rooney Avenue, next to Heinz Field Stadium.

[Frank Abbott, 10/07/2011]
Lumpy Mr. Rogers Statue

The lumpy Mr. Rogers statue along Pittsburgh's riverfront isn't as goofy as the Fredosaurus Rex statue elsewhere in town, but that's a tough standard to match. It's 11 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds, and was made by the same sculptor who created the large lumpy Albert Einstein in Washington, DC.

We're not sure why Pittsburgh decided that kind-hearted Fred Rogers should be remembered as a mud monster. He's frozen in the act of tying his sneaker, which Fred would probably like.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/03/2009]

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