Negley Avenue Bridge connecting Shadyside, Centre Avenue will be replaced in 2016
Plans to replace the 89-year-old Negley Avenue Bridge are moving forward, but construction won't start until October 2016, Pittsburgh officials said on Thursday.
The bridge spans the East Busway and railroad tracks connecting Shadyside with Centre Avenue. The cost for replacement would be $3 million to $4 million, said Patrick Hassett, assistant director of Pittsburgh Public Works.
The bridge is structurally deficient and was in line to be replaced, Hassett said.
Traffic would be diverted to nearby bridges on South Aiken Avenue and South Highland Avenue that also span the busway, he said.
Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said the transit agency will coordinate with the city when it becomes necessary to close the busway during construction.
In October, the city finished construction on the $4.4 million South Highland Avenue bridge, which was closed for about eight months. Construction for the Negley Avenue bridge should take about the same length of time, Hassett said. The majority of the money for that project will come from state and federal sources, he said.
The city is working with Parsons Brinckerhoff as the prime consultant for the preliminary engineering and design. The bridge was built in 1924 and rehabilitated in 1973 and carries approximately 15,000 vehicles daily, according to the firm.
The span has two lanes with sidewalks on both sides.
Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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