11/05/2010

Schuylkill Bridge is Here!

The New South Street Bridge is set to open on November 6.  Great news for the hundreds of people who rely on the West Philly Center City connector.  After 15 years of planning, discussions, engineering, and redesigning the bridge is finally here.  The new bridge Connecting University of Penn to Graduate Hospital and Grey Ferry neighborhoods has wider sidewalks, A mid-block signalized pedestrian/bicycle crossing at the Schuylkill River Trail,  wider green colored bicycle lanes,  a reduction in vehicle lanes, relocation of street lights, and traffic signal adjustments optimized for pedestrian movement and safety.  It also includes new entrances to the University City Regional Rail Station, University of Pennsylvania's Hollenback Hall, and future athletic fields.








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