The 28th Street Bridge was constructed in its current form in 1931 on piers from the original structure c1890. In recent years, the bridge has seen restrictions to its vehicle loading and an increased frequency of maintenance and inspection.

The purpose of the project is to address these restrictions to the 28th Street Bridge, which carries traffic over Sassafras Way, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and the Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) East Busway, in a way that provides a safe transportation facility that accommodates all modes of traffic (vehicular, truck, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian).

The main span truss is considered a historic example of a riveted Parker Through Truss bridge. The other spans and elements of the bridge are not recognized as historically significant. The proposed project aims to repair and extend the life of the historic truss, while also modernizing the overall bridge for the 21st century.

PE Public Meeting

The City of Pittsburgh was pleased to invite the public and officials to the Strip District Mobility Open House on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to present the 28th Street Bridge project.

The project materials presented at the Open House are available below for your viewing and to download. If you have a comment to make in regard to the presented project materials, please submit your comment in the box on the right-hand side of this page. The design team will compile the comments made during the open house and those submitted on this page to be reviewed and considered as they progress the project design.

Project Location

Photo of location

28th Street Bridge - Connecting Polish Hill to Strip District