Considered the “crown jewel” of the Delaware Valley trail network, the Manayunk holds an iconic status for its position as a connection in the 130-mile Schuylkill River Trail. The team developed a series of cross sections and plan views to illustrate pedestrian and bicyclist interactions. As the bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, existing concrete post-and-pipe railings needed to be retained and supplemented with fencing that complies with current codes while meeting the preservation design requirements. As a result, designers implemented a removable, modular fencing and railing system that bolted onto the existing railings.
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
Cost: $5.7 million
Length: 1,900 ft
Designer: Whitman, Requardt & Associates LLP
Contractor: AP Construction
Owner: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority