Girard Point Bridge
|Girard Point Bridge|
Girard Point Bridge, looking east towards the Delaware River (Note covering at right for repainting work in July 2010)
|Carries||Six lanes of I-95
(three upper, three lower)
|Locale||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Maintained by||Pennsylvania Department of Transportation|
|Design||Double-decked cantilever bridge|
The Girard Point Bridge is a double-decked cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 95 across the Schuylkill River in the American city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bridge was opened in 1973. It is the last crossing of the Schuylkill River, which empties into the Delaware River less than half a mile downstream.
|This section requires expansion with: information on original construction details, including cost, etc.. (May 2014)|
Construction and renovation in 2010 and 2011
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.
In popular culture
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 in New York City, New York and the old eastern span of Oakland Bay Bridge and is re-painted to look like Outerbridge Crossing.
Used in the beginning of Rocky 2. It is part of the route take by Rocky's ambulance after his first fight with Apollo.
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