Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to Host Public Meeting for the Davis Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project
PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), in cooperation with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting for the Davis Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project.
DOMI will conduct the public hearing on Thursday, September 29, to discuss project details, and offers an opportunity to learn about final design and what to expect during construction. The project team will also be available to answer questions.
The meeting details are as follows:
The Davis Avenue bridge reconstruction project aims to reconnect the Brighton Heights neighborhood to Riverview Park. The previous bridge, constructed in 1898, featured ingenuity for its day, however the bridge lacked modern awareness into necessary safety and maintenance features. It also had limited capacity for heavily-loaded vehicles. Ultimately, the bridge was demolished by the city in 2009.
The new Davis Avenue bridge will function as a bike and pedestrian bridge and feature contemporary building designs, materials, and insights—while emulating the aesthetic established by the prior bridge. Engineering is now underway with the design team anticipating final plans by the end of 2022.
Design and construction costs for the project are currently estimated to be approximately $5M and work is anticipated to begin in Spring 2023.
For more information, individuals are encouraged to visit the project’s EngagePGH website: https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/davis-avenue-bridge.
Any individual who requires an accommodation for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to attend and/or participate in this meeting should contact the City of Pittsburgh ADA Coordinator, Hillary Roman, at email@example.com or 412-598-6759.