Mon Wharf Switchback site prepped for construction to begin

By April 18, 2017Blog
View of the Switchback construction site and Mon Wharf Landing from the Smithfield Street Bridge.

A long time coming, the Mon Wharf Switchback ramp project is moving forward in a big way.

Last week the eastern end of the Mon Wharf was prepared for construction to begin on the ramp. The switchback is a riverfront access project of Riverlife in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh.

Envisioned over eight years ago, the Switchback will fill an important gap in Pittsburgh’s riverfront trail system. The completed project will connect the Great Allegheny Passage to the Mon Wharf Landing via the historic Smithfield Street Bridge, taking cyclists and pedestrians seamlessly into Point State Park along a scenic riverfront route.

Check out more photos and information here, and we can’t wait to share updates with you as this exciting project advances this spring and summer!

Photo by Stephan Bontrager

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