The Mon Wharf Switchback pedestrian ramp has won the award for Outstanding Highway Engineering from the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). The annual award recognizes outstanding work done by ASHE members directly related to a field of transportation, including highways, bridges, traffic signals, railroads, public transit and bikeways.
The project team includes Riverlife, City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, and SAI Consulting Engineers, which submitted the nomination. Additional project support was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PennDOT, and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.
The Mon Wharf Switchback opened to the public last November, creating a seamless bicycle and pedestrian link between the Smithfield Street Bridge and Monongahela Wharf Landing in downtown Pittsburgh.
Image by Porter Loves Creative for Riverlife