The Swindell Bridge, an aging link between Pittsburgh’s Northview Heights and Perry South neighborhoods, will close for a monthlong repair project in late spring or early summer.
The bridge, which opened in 1932 and last had major work completed in 1990, has been rated in “poor” condition since 2009. It had to close for two months last summer after materials from paving work accumulated and then rained down onto Interstate 279.
Emily Bourne, a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, told the Union Progress that crews will work on deteriorated steel beams at the west end of the bridge, where a lane restriction and two-way stop signs are currently in place.
“The repairs will allow us to lift the single-lane traffic restriction, which will improve safety for those traversing the bridge,” she said.
The bridge is scheduled to receive a two-year, $27 million rehabilitation beginning in late 2026. It is one of several crossings owned by the city that are scheduled to get major overhauls in the coming years.