Update: March 2024

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and the Mayor's Office hosted a meeting to update the community about the next phase of repairs on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30pm at Northview Heights Gymnasium, 520 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15214.

The meeting was followed by dinner, and a resource fair where community members could learn about becoming a life guard, the Learn & Earn program, and public safety.

The next steps laid out are continuing the preliminary engineering and environmental process, refining the construction timeline, and refining detours that are expected for traffic.

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A recording of the meeting is available below. The presentation slides can be viewed via the PDF linked below.

Project Background

The City of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), is advancing the historic Swindell Bridge rehabilitation project.

The bridge is a critical link on Pittsburgh's northside, soaring over I-279 and connecting Perry Hilltop on the west with the neighborhoods of Northview Heights and Spring Hill-City View on the east.

The 1100-foot-long Pratt-style deck truss was constructed in 1930 to increase access to the northeast end of the city. Today, the bridge is individually eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and will undergo a comprehensive rehabilitation in addition to modernizing many aspects of the structure.

The design team is hard at work analyzing and evaluating what various bridge enhancements are feasible. In addition, care is given to reducing pain-points for those who use the bridge, for example, how to minimize disruption for pedestrians during construction. This project aims to modernize the Swindell Bridge with an emphasis on safety for all users of the bridge. Questions, comments, and feedback on the project can be submitted at the bottom of this page.