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Streets Department and PennDOT Schedule Inspection Work on the University Avenue Drawbridge

Intermittent, temporary closures scheduled from Tuesday, June 25th to Thursday, June 27th

PHILADELPHIA – The University Avenue Drawbridge, between Civic Center Blvd. and Gray’s Ferry Avenue, will be closed intermittently to all traffic from Tuesday, June 25th to Thursday, June 27th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a mechanical/electrical inspection, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.  Up to four (4) bridge openings may occur on each day with each opening lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. While traffic will be allowed to flow between openings, drivers and pedestrians should expect multiple, extended delays throughout the three-day inspection process.

The temporary closures will allow PennDOT contractors to safely perform mandated inspections of the mechanical and electrical parts of this drawbridge. The work schedule is weather permitting. For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project. 


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