The existing and proposed cross-sections of the Greenfield Bridge. Click to enlarge.
City wants to know how to improve Greenfield Bridge alternative routes during the rebuild
The Greenfield Bridge is coming down – then getting rebuilt. Originally constructed circa 1922, inspection and analysis of the structure has indicated the bridge must be replaced. The bridge location and architecture require a context sensitive design and coordination with PennDOT for I-376 traffic impacts. It is anticipated that pedestrian access will be severed and vehicular traffic may be rerouted via a posted detour for the full duration of the work.
There’s a public meeting on (click on flyer to the right to enlarge):
- Wednesday Jan 16
- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- St. Rosalia Church, 411 Greenfield Ave. [map]
The Department of Public works needs your input!
They are specifically trying to find out information from cyclists regarding:
- How important the bridge is for the general cycling route (there could be room to improve the above drawing).
- How to work with project team to develop viable alternative routes during construction, ie they want to know what everyone will most likely be taking in order to possibly plan for some improvements along those routes.
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