UPDATE: October 2023
DOMI is excited to announce a contract with Gregori Construction Inc has been secured for the construction of the new Davis Avenue bridge!
Over the winter months, the department will be working with the contractor on material procurement and off-site fabrication of the bridge truss.
On-site construction will begin in Spring 2024 to prepare the site in time for the delivery of the bridge truss. Construction is expected to continue through the summer into early Fall 2024.
We thank the community for their patience as we advance this much anticipated project!
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 for the new bridge was completed in Spring 2023 and a construction contract was secured in Fall 2023. DOMI is working with the contractor on material procurement and fabrication and anticipates breaking ground in Spring 2024, with the bridge opening to foot traffic by Fall 2024.
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.
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.