Project Background

The 30th Street Bridge Preservation Project was a Department of of Mobility and Infrastructure-led effort with assistance from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for the rehabilitation of the bridge that serves as the primary means of access to Washington's Landing. The objective was to replace all of the deck joints on the 30th Street Bridge and the River Avenue Viaduct, as well as to resurface the deck, improve the bridge lighting, and repair and modernize the bridge railings.

As of October 2023, construction is complete.

The Document Library (below) hosts materials explaining the need and purpose of the project.

DOMI thanks the residents and businesses on Washington's Landing for their patience and cooperation during the delivery of this project!

Starting today, motorists will encounter a new traffic pattern to Washington’s Landing with the nearly completed 30th Street Bridge Preservation Project.

This $1.84 million dollar project replaced the expansion joints, installed a new Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) overlay on the deck, repaired sidewalks and railings, and is upgrading the lighting in the area. This investment protects the structural components of the bridge from the harmful effects of the elements, ensuring safe access to Washington’s Landing.

Traffic patterns during the project restricted access to a single reversible lane to and from the island while closing access from State Route 28, 31st Street Bridge, and Rialto Street. Now, access to those roadways has returned to normal operation and pedestrians have access to the sidewalks.

Over the next couple of weeks, some final touches to the bridge work will need to be completed and will require flaggers to direct traffic, but any delays should be minimal.

DOMI, PennDOT, and the construction team are preparing for construction to begin on Monday, April 24th, 2023. Construction will wrap up in early October before the Head of the Ohio Regatta on October 7th, 2023. Those traveling to and from Washington's Landing should be prepared for several key impacts on and off the island:

  • For the duration of the project, there will be no vehicle access between River Avenue/30th Street and the intersection with State Route 28, 31st Street Bridge, or Rialto Street. All vehicles will be detoured along River Avenue to General Robinson Street to State Route 28.
  • For the duration of the project, a temporary traffic signal will be in operation at the River Avenue/30th Street intersection while traffic is reduced to a single reversible lane. Because of the narrow constraints on the bridge and the length of the work site, the traffic light will take several minutes for each cycle to clear all vehicles.
  • In the first phase of the project (Tentatively April 24 to July 5), the sidewalk on the 30th Street Bridge will be closed and all pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured across the Herr's Island railroad trestle trail bridge at the southwest end of Washington's Landing.
  • During the installation of new bridge expansion joints, the available width of the travelway will be restricted such that tractor trailers and other large trucks will be unable to fit through the construction site. The construction team will provide two week's notice of each restriction. The anticipated restrictions are tentatively:
    • 6/11/23 to 6/12/23
    • 6/25/23 to 6/28/23
    • 7/30/23 to 7/31/23
    • 8/13/23 to 8/16/23
  • As these dates approach, more information will be provided to residents and businesses on the island. Please reach out to a member of the construction team if you have any concerns about these restrictions and we'll assist as best we can.

Please use the form at the bottom of this website for any general questions or concerns about the project. Thank you for your patience as we address the necessary maintenance to the 30th Street Bridge and River Avenue Viaduct!

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