Fern Hollow Bridge Project
The new Fern Hollow Bridge is now complete and operational.
The City of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have finalized a Reimbursement Grant Agreement which will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design and construct a new structure at the site of the Fern Hollow Bridge. PennDOT will be responsible for contract development, letting and award, design development activities, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and other items related to the design and construction of the new bridge. Once the project is completed the City will assume jurisdiction over and maintenance responsibility of the bridge. This agreement allows the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to execute an emergency contract with Swank Construction Company/HDR Inc. to immediately begin design efforts and mobilize to remove the existing bridge.
Officials announced that up to $25.3 million in federal funding
has been made available for this collaborative project. The federal funds
are a direct result of the additional funds made available in Federal Fiscal
Year (FFY) 2022 from the Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law and will not impact any
regionally funded projects.
This is a partnership project between the City of Pittsburgh and PennDOT.