The formal name has been and will continue to be the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge, commonly known by the name the Greenfield Bridge. The bridge is called the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge because it serves as the terminus to Beechwood Boulevard, a recreational boulevard designed to connect the city’s three major parks: Highland Park, Frick Park and Schenley Park. (The original intention of the bridge was to extend down Washington Boulevard to Allegheny Boulevard enabling motorists to enter Highland Park).
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.
The new Beechwood Boulevard Bridge is a state-of-the-art steel open spandrel arch that according to Patrick Hassett, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Engineering, “…incorporates elements of the existing bridge’s original grandeur by salvaging and incorporating the decorative urns and pillars built in the early 1900s. The new bridge combines historical beauty while providing improved accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.”
Connecting the community of Greenfield to Schenley Park and beyond, a 10’ pedestrian sidewalk and dedicated bike lane will make the bridge safer for drivers, walkers and bicyclists while expanding the City’s efforts to make Pittsburgh more walkable and bike-friendly. Landscaping of adjacent greenspace and its incorporation as part of Schenley Park will complement the attractiveness of the bridge upon entering and leaving Greenfield.
Greenfield Bridge Project