Public Art

Part of the design of the new Davis Avenue Bridge will include a public art project that celebrates the rebuilding of this bridge between Riverview Park and Northside neighborhoods. The budget for this art project is $30,000, made possible by the City of Pittsburgh’s Percent for Art program.

Follow the public art project's Engage page here.

Project Background

The Davis Avenue bridge reconstruction project aims to reconnect the Brighton Heights neighborhood to Riverview Park. The previous bridge, constructed in 1898, was a pin-connected, cantilever deck truss, and featured ingenuity for its day. However, the bridge lacked modern insight into necessary safety and maintenance features and had limited capacity for heavily-loaded vehicles. Ultimately, the bridge was demolished by the city in 2009.

The new Davis Avenue bridge will function as a bike and pedestrian bridge and feature modern building designs, materials, and insights, while emulating the aesthetic established by the prior bridge.

Engineering is now underway with the design team anticipating final plans by the end of 2022. This will lead into construction tentatively in Spring of 2023.

If you have any questions or comments, we would appreciate your feedback! You can use the Q&A tool, below, to share your thoughts with DOMI.

Project Update

A huge thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback in the Public Meeting held on 9/29/2022! A PDF copy of the presentation is available for download in the Document Library, below. Feel free to share any additional questions, comments, or feedback at the bottom of the page.

DOMI and the design team will be incorporating feedback, as appropriate, into the final design documents before the end of the year.

On 9/30/2022 the City's Draft Capital Budget for 2023 was released which proposes fully funding construction of the Davis Avenue Bridge!

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