Plans announced for the restoration of 25th Street Viaduct

The long-time crumbling CSX train bridge on 25th street will soon be getting some much-needed restoration.

25th Street bridge

Back in January 2014 we reported on a huge chunk of concrete that fell from the bridge, raising concerns for many neighbors and also from Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. Now Johnson and CSX have announced a four-phase project for the restoration of the 25th Street viaduct.

The 1.2 mile long 25th Street viaduct is said to be structurally sound, but needs quite a bit of improvements–especially with all of that crumbling concrete. The improvements to be made will make it safer for any pedestrians, cars and bicyclists traveling under the bridge.

More from PlanPhilly:

The rehab work will occur in four phases. Starting sometime in the next few weeks, the first phase will install a debris shield –a net – under the bridge to catch falling concrete. That step alone will cost $4 million and should be complete by the end of the year. The next three steps – repairing the drainage system, replacing the parapet walls, and resurfacing the underside of the bridge – will take somewhere between three to five years.

 Are you happy to finally see improvements being made to this 85-year-old bridge?

3 thoughts on “Plans announced for the restoration of 25th Street Viaduct

  • April 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Not really. This will just enable more bomb trains to roll through residential neighborhoods. Makes me want to move.

  • April 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Maybe if this could be the first step toward eventually activating this as a commuter rail line…

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

    $4million for a net?

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