Work commences on Venice Island access bridge

Concrete was poured at Manayunk's Lock Street Bridge on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Manayunk Development Corp.)

Concrete was poured at Manayunk's Lock Street Bridge on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Manayunk Development Corp.)

Two days after a ribbon-cutting ceremony opened Venice Island’s $46 million makeover, a quieter event marked another step in the area’s evolution.

 

 

On Thursday morning, concrete was poured for the Lock Street Bridge upgrade, which connects the island to Manayunk on the island’s southern tip.

“This bridge will provide greater access to the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center and our brand-new parking lot,” said Jane Lipton, executive director of the Manayunk Development Corp. “We are so excited!”

The planned expansions to the bridge’s sidewalks and roadway are expected to provide a better connection to the Main Street corridor.

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