Schuylkill River Park Connector Bridge
As a result of an agreement negotiated between the City of Philadelphia and CSX, crossing gates have been provided at the Locust Street and Race Street at-grade access points to Schuylkill Banks. These gates close when there is train traffic and open once the crossing points are clear.
To improve access when Locust Street at-grade crossing is closed, a pedestrian bridge was built to span the railroad from Schuylkill Banks to Schuylkill River Park. The project included intensive community involvement in the design process. The bridge is a 95’ long truncated arch truss structure with a 12’ wide pathway. It includes 10’ wide ADA accessible ramps on the approaches with a total of 3 overlooks, and architectural lighting and enhancements.
The Schuylkill River Parks Connector Bridge has received federal stimulus funding through the Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program and a Transportation Enhancement Grant. The bridge opened in September 2012.
More information about this project is available at www.schuylkillbanks.org.