Residents of Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood should find it a bit easier to get around now. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the intersection of 21st and Bainbridge streets officially reopened after months of repair work on a water main break that happened on July 22.
The resulting flood forced the evacuation of about four blocks of residents.
Philadelphia’s plumbing has had a rough year. A second break happened in the summer on Sunday, July 29, in the Northeast section of the city, soaking the neighborhood at Willits Street and Ashton Road. Wednesday of that same week, a main near Front and Tioga in North Philly burst.
Most recently, Old City had its turn when a busted pipe flooded the interserction of 3rd and Walnut streets.