Fern Hollow Bridge to Begin Rebuilding Process

July 25, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the City of Pittsburgh are beginning the process of building the Fern Hollow Bridge in Frick Park today.

Later today, large beams are to be delivered for the reconstruction of the Fern Hollow Bridge.

Today's delivery of beams marks the first of 14 beams that will be delivered to the Squirrel Hill side of the project. Several other beams weighing approximately 100 ton each will be dropped off on the Regent Square side. 

PennDOT says two beams will be delivered to the site per day through Aug. 5. There won't be deliveries on weekends.

Pittsburgh police will escort the deliveries into the city, which may result in short-term traffic delays.

There is a specific route the super loads will follow once they reach Allegheny County. It includes Route 28, Crosstown Boulevard, Boulevard of the Allies and Forbes Avenue.

Mayor Ed Gainey is also expected to join PennDOT crews Monday afternoon for an update on the construction process.

The Fern Hollow Bridge repair was announced in March of this year in how to move forward with the rebuilding. This was 2 months after the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge.

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Source: PennDOT