Arch Street Pedestrian Bridge

Philadelphia, PA

Solving the challenge of safe passage in an inviting environment.

Client
Amtrak and Berwind Properties
Completion
2005
Size
2,500 Square Feet
Cost
$6 Million
Role
Architect with Urban/STV Joint Venture Engineers as Prime
Description

Arch Street at 30th Street Station is part of US Route 3, fed by an off-ramp from Interstate 76 at the northeastern corner of the station. Traffic is therefore extremely heavy and pedestrian access is hazardous.

A route over Arch Street plugs directly into the northern end of SEPTA’s Regional Rail mezzanine, making the trip from any point in the station to the new parking garage and Cira Centre as direct and convenient as possible.

An escalator makes for a continuous flow of circulation in both directions from the station onto the glass enclosed pedestrian bridge, and over Arch Street. The curved, glazed forms of the bridge were intended to reinforce the 21st century image of the new Acela trains.

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