Market St. Bridge Enhancements

Project type
Community Access
Completed 2009
Schuylkill River Trail at Market Street

Project Description

SRDC assisted PennDOT in making pedestrian-friendly and aesthetic enhancements to the Market Street Bridge in 2009.

Improvements included cleaning a century of soot and grime off the bridge façade, replacing part of the bridge railing with a more open style railing allowing views of the river and greenway, installing a new gateway pergola, placing an interpretive sign at the Market Street Bridge entrance ramp to Schuylkill Banks, and installing new benches near the bus stop at Market Street and Schuylkill Avenue.

Project Team

Funding: PennDOT, FHWA and the City of Philadelphia

Design: KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc.

Engineering: Pennoni Associates

Construction: Buckley & Co. and Nancy Smith Co.


Market Street over the Schuylkill River