Join the Philadelphia Section and the Construction Technical Group for our first virtual technical session as Schuylkill River Development Corporation and the Streets Department provide an update on the construction of this replacement bridge. The presentation will cover the conceptual development, design and construction of the Schuylkill Crossing at Grays Ferry, also known as the “Swing Bridge”, which will carry the Schuylkill River Trail across its namesake river from the Grays Ferry Crescent to Bartram’s Mile in South and Southwest Philadelphia. This effort utilizes a former railroad swing bridge adjacent to the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge to provide this crossing and was developed as a unique and unusual adaptation of an unused and abandoned structure to be repurposed to provide continuity for the Trail.
Joe Syrnick, PE (Schuylkill River Development Corporation, SRDC)
Bill Gural, PE (Philadelphia Streets Department, PSD)
Tyler Barile, PE (Philadelphia Streets Department, PSD)