Check out PlanPhilly reporter Fred Kunda’s exclusive, on-site coverage of the progress being made in the construction of the Weave Bridge on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
The multi-million dollar project, designed by renowned British engineer Cecil Balmond and built by architects ARUP/AGU and Amman & Whitney, is a unique blend of metal, wood and polymers that spans the Amtrak corridor at the north end of the campus and connects pedestrian and bike traffic from the main campus to the Schyulkill River athletic fields and the Hollenback Center.
According to Lorenzon Brothers, the on-site contractors, the Weave Bridge should be opening within the next 30 to 60 days. It is one of the first projects undertaken by Penn Connects, a land use and urban design campus plan designed to:
1. Create civic and open space;
2. Identify potential use and development zones in the city;
3. Improve physical connections for pedestrians, automobiles, and bicycles in order to create a more exciting and involved commuting experience.