The Connellsville (PA) Redevelopment Authority commissioned the arch as part of the Trail Towns Public Art Project in 2008 which was a celebration of small towns along the Great Allegheny Passage. The fourteen foot tall arch welcomes visitors from the north to Connellsville, and is composed of cast concrete, coal, riveted steel and stained glass. The glass is manufactured at the Youghiogheny Glass Factory in Connellsville.