Girard Point Bridge

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Girard Point Bridge
Phila Girard Point Bridge11.png
Girard Point Bridge, looking east towards the Delaware River (Note covering at right for repainting work in July 2010)
Carries6 lanes of I-95
(3 upper, 3 lower)
CrossesSchuylkill River
LocalePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Maintained byPennDOT
DesignDouble-decked Cantilever bridge
Construction begin1968
Construction end1973[1]
Coordinates39°53′33″N 75°11′49″W / 39.8925°N 75.197°W / 39.8925; -75.197Coordinates: 39°53′33″N 75°11′49″W / 39.8925°N 75.197°W / 39.8925; -75.197
 
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Girard Point Bridge
Phila Girard Point Bridge11.png
Girard Point Bridge, looking east towards the Delaware River (Note covering at right for repainting work in July 2010)
Carries6 lanes of I-95
(3 upper, 3 lower)
CrossesSchuylkill River
LocalePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Maintained byPennDOT
DesignDouble-decked Cantilever bridge
Construction begin1968
Construction end1973[1]
Coordinates39°53′33″N 75°11′49″W / 39.8925°N 75.197°W / 39.8925; -75.197Coordinates: 39°53′33″N 75°11′49″W / 39.8925°N 75.197°W / 39.8925; -75.197

The Girard Point Bridge is a double-decked cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 95 across the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bridge was opened in 1973.[2] It is the last crossing of the Schuylkill River, which dumps into the Delaware River less than half a mile downstream.

Construction and Renovation in 2010 and 2011[edit]

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation selected Buckley and Co. as the main contractor and a joint venture between Alpha-Liberty Painting as the paint contractor. The bridge deck was milled and a new surface was poured and the structural steel is being painted in order to extend the life of the steel. Work finished in the fall of 2011, but restarted in 2012 for expansion joint replacement.[1]

The renovation of the Girard Point Bridge as of September 2010.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2012 version of the Need for Speed:Most Wanted video game, there is a similar-style bridge but it was changed to resemble the Queensboro Bridge.

See also[edit]

List of crossings of the Schuylkill River

References[edit]

  1. ^ AASHTO. "Projects and Paychecks: Pennsylvania". AASHTO Transportation Recovery. AASHTO, Washington, DC. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ S.J. Groves & Sons Co. v. Warner Co., 576 F.2d 524 (3rd Cir. 1978) http://federal-circuits.vlex.com/vid/s-groves-sons-company-warner-36885483