JFK Blvd. Bridge Enhancements

Project type
Community Access
Completed 2009
Migrated automatically.

Project Description

PennDOT undertook structural improvements to the JFK Boulevard Bridge in 2008 and 2009.

SRDC approached PennDOT late in the design effort seeking a stair access and a wider sidewalk on the south side of the bridge. KSK was retained by SRDC to develop a proposed promenade which was incorporated into the project by PennDOT as a project cost. New amenities included a wider sidewalk on the south side of the bridge, more open railings to allow views of the river and greenway, new benches along the bridge, decorative sidewalk paving along JFK Boulevard and Schuylkill Avenue, a new gateway pergola and stair tower down to Schuylkill Banks, a new decorative clock in front of 30th Street Station, and decorative plantngs at the base of the new stair tower.

Project Team

Funding: PennDOT

Design: Amman & Whitney and JMT Engineering

Construction: Driscoll Construction Company.

JFK Boulevard over the Schuylkill River