Eyes on the Street: Parkside bridge reconstruction begins; neighborhood hopes for revitalization

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Ten, 15, 20 — the exact number of years since they could drive across the 40th and 41st street bridges is beyond memory for Parkside residents, but many say it’s been too long. 

The bridges, which run from Westminster Street to Poplar Street, south to north respectively, are totally off limits to vehicles, leaving many locals to resent the resulting transportation inconveniences. Both the 38 and 40 route buses are forced to detour around the bridge to Girard Avenue, 42nd Street and Parrish or Ogden streets


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