DOMI to Proactively Close Sidewalk on South Negley Avenue Bridge
PITTSBURGH — City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) officials are alerting the public to an upcoming temporary, partial closure on the South Negley Avenue bridge. The bridge, located in the Shadyside neighborhood, spans the East Busway and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
Pursuant from the recommendations of a routine bridge inspection earlier this month, DOMI is closing the east sidewalk to accommodate necessary repairs. The bridge’s roadway and the opposite sidewalk will remain open.
DOMI is working with relevant stakeholders to address maintenance items. The east sidewalk will remain closed while a contractor is engaged to complete the needed remediation.
“There is not an immediate structural concern for the bridge, but we're operating out of an abundance of caution,” stated Kim Lucas, Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.
During this time, the city asks that those pedestrians travelling on the east side of South Negley Avenue to safely cross at either Ellsworth Avenue or the intersection just north of the bridge, behind the Market District Supermarket.
The closure is expected to begin Wednesday, November 23.