The bridge location and architecture suggest a context sensitive design and coordination with PennDOT for I-376 traffic impacts. It is anticipated that pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular traffic will be rerouted for the full duration of the work.
Visit the History & Bridge Traffic page for more details and to download a Facts Sheet.
Advertise Date: Advertisement for Construction Bids – June 12, 2015
Opening Date: Bid Opening Date/Identification of Low Bidder – July 16, 2015
Award Date: Approval of Bid/Contractor – August 3, 2015
Notice to Proceed: Written Notice to the Contractor to Begin the Project – September 1, 2015
Bridge Closure: Closure of Greenfield Bridge – October 16, 2015
Implosion Date: December 28, 2015 (weather permitting)
New Bridge Opening Date: Fall 2017
PennDOT has 20 cameras near I-376 Parkway Central (West to East) and 17 cameras near I-376 Parkway East (West to East):
List All PennDOT Cameras
February 17, 2017 - Pocusset Street Walkway Closure
The temporary walkway from Pocusset Street to Greenfield Road through the Greenfield Bridge Project area will be closed at the bridge from Monday, February 20th to Thursday, February 24th, 2017.
The contractor will be conducting storm water drainage exploration. There will be no ability to pass through the site.
Pedestrians should plan on using Hobart Street to transverse the park.
This weekend will mark the final full closure of the Parkway East for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge project. Mosites made significant progress during the last closure. This closure is needed to finish tightening all the connections of the steel and complete the installation of metal decking on the new superstructure. The closure is scheduled to begin at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, and will reopen no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12.
November 28, 2016 - Planned Closure of the Parkway East this weekend has been POSTPONED
The City of Pittsburgh has postponed this weekend’s planned closure of the Parkway East due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday into Sunday. Rain possibly changing to snow along with strong winds forecasted for the site preclude the high steel work planned for this weekend.
The closure has been rescheduled for the weekend of December 9, beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday and ending at 6:00 a.m., Monday the 12th. During this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel, install the deck pans over the highway, and perform miscellaneous activities.
The replacement of the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge is approaching another milestone in the progression of the project. Last week the massive crane was delivered on 37 semi-trucks and assembled on site, dominating the landscape with its 200 ft. boom. Also on site are the structural steel elements including the arches delivered in three sections. Mosites and their team will begin assembling the southern sections of the steel arches over the next couple of weeks. This work will not impede traffic flow on the Parkway East. However, on Friday November 4, at 10 p.m., the Parkway East, both inbound and outbound, will be closed until 6:00 a.m, Monday, November 7, to accommodate the placement of the steel arches and decking over the Parkway. If the weekend is successful, both steel arches will be in place by Monday morning. Then on Friday November 18, at midnight the Parkway East will be closed again until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 21, for the placement of the remaining steel elements. Following this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel and perform miscellaneous activities, but without impacting Parkway traffic.
PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic stoppages on the Squirrel Hill on-ramp to westbound (inbound) I-376 (Parkway East) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Thursday, August 18 weather permitting.
Intermittent, short-term traffic stoppages will occur on the westbound I-376 on-ramp from Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, August 26. Minor stoppages will occur as trucks enter and exit the Greenfield Bridge project site.
Explore some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Greenfield Bridge Project.
Videos showing the bridge's current conditions will be available soon. Videos demonstrating detour routes will become available as construction begins.
Greenfield Bridge Demolition pic.twitter.com/ViCHQmWoux— Scott Harbaugh (@WPXIScott) December 28, 2015
October 13, 2015.
Below are the most recent vehicular detour maps and also a pedestrian and bicycle alternative routes map for the Greenfield Bridge Project. Each map is accompanied by step by step instructions to assist commuters with clear navigation direction. Click thumbnail for larger image:
Vehicular Detour Maps
Pedestrian and Bicycle Alternative Routes Map
NOTE: Greenfield Bridge is closed to all vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Please follow Detours and Alternative Route(s).
Port Authority of Allegheny will implement bus detours for four (4) transit routes that will be impacted by the closure of the Greenfield Bridge. The detours will be implemented as a regular service change and be reflected in the transit route timetables. This will help transit buses remain on schedule and protect the reliability of the routes for public transit riders.
The impacted transit but detours will start September 6, 2015, six weeks ahead of the anticipated Greenfield Bridge closure. This advanced implementation of the transit detours is due to the Port Authority regular quarterly service change also starting on September 6, 2015. Transit Routes being detoured include: 52L Homeville Limited / 53L Homestead Park Limited / 58 Greenfield / 93 Lawrenceville-Oakland-Hazelwood. Read more . . .
Visit Oakland Smart Commute for commuting alternatives like carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, and walking to help minimize traffic during construction.
Fall 2013: Start Final Design
Summer 2015: Complete Final Design
Winter 2015: Begin Demolition/Construction
NOTE: Bridge Implosion December 28, 2015 (weather permitting). The Contractor will have a seven (7) day window to close the I-376 Parkway East for five (5) days including charging the bridge, laying 15” percussion buffer (soil), the implosion and clean-up.
Fall 2017: Anticipated Completion
Demolition Schedule *
Sunday, December 27, 2015: Parkway East Closes (morning)
Monday, December 28, 2015: Bridge Implosion
Friday, January 1, 2016: Parkway East Reopens (morning)
* The demolition schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.
Within 800 feet of the points of implosion (1,000 feet in the valley) specific precautionary measures are recommended for protecting the public and property. Residents and other people within the exclusion zone (outlined on Map) are being asked to remain indoors and away from viewing windows for the blast. People will not permitted on City streets or other public spaces within the exclusion zone during the blast. The potential for flying debris is the biggest concern. The implosion may be delayed if people are outside within the exclusion zone.
December 16, 2015
The Office of Councilman O'Connor invites the public to an important community meeting to details related to the implosion of the Greenfield Bridge and Public Safety issues. The meeting will take place at St. Rosalia's Parish on Greenfield Avenue.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
St. Regis Parish
411 Greenfield Ave, 15207
June 16, 2015
The Department of Public Works will join us in South Oakland to review their plans and detours for the Greenfield Bridge demolition and reconstruction.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Social Hall entrance is on Childs Street.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
St. Regis Parish Social Hall
3235 Parkview Avenue
February 3, 2015
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation & Engineering will be holding a Public Meeting to review the final plans for the Greenfield Bridge Project which will replace the existing structure along with minor roadway upgrades. The new bridge will be constructed on the current alignment following the closure of the existing bridge in October of 2015 and implosion in December.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Open House – 6-8pm
St. Rosalia Catholic Church
411 Greenfield Avenue, Wuerl Hall