South Street Bridge
|South Street Bridge|
|Official name||South Street Bridge|
|Owner||City of Philadelphia|
|Maintained by||Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA|
|Height||1,096 feet (334 m)|
|Designer||H2L2 Architects/Planners, LLC|
|Constructed by||Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA|
The South Street Bridge is a bridge that was reconstructed and reopened on July 9, 2012. Expansion plans of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia could impact the bridge's bicycle traffic, which according to their research is the bridge with the most bicycle traffic in the state of Pennsylvania.
The original South Street Bridge was a crumbling bridge dating back to 1920 that from 2003 to 2006 until its closure in 2009, pieces of concrete would fall into the Schuylkill River and onto the Schuylkill Expressway. The original bridge was completely torn down and replaced by 2012. The bridge reopened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic by 2010 and by 2012 was reopened to all traffic.
The South Street Bridge is notable landmark in Philadelphia as drivers along the Schuylkill Expressway can see images on its "glowing mesh". Bruce Chamberlain said that the mesh "... gave the bridge a soft glow at night, while maintaining the openness desired by the design team and community."  Stimulus funding is also going to attach a "boardwalk" to this bridge from Locust Street.