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Topics of Interest

Here you'll find items of interest related to the ongoing design and construction of improvement to Interstate 95 in the five project areas (CPR, BSR, BRI, AFC, GIR) between and including the Cottman Avenue and Girard Avenue interchanges.

  • Digging I-95: Exploring Philadelphia's Buried Past

    Pieces of Philadelphia’s long and vibrant history are visible all around us. But much more of the city’s historic legacy remains buried in the ground beneath our feet, still waiting to be discovered. This buried history, in the form of archaeological sites hundreds or even thousands of years old, can be found all around us, preserved in every corner of the city, and in every neighborhood. Discover the history beneath your feet, the archaeological discoveries of the I-95 Reconstruction Project at Girard Avenue.
  • Dietz & Watson Development at the Frankford Arsenal

    This is an article that appeared on June 26, 2014 on philly.com about Dietz & Watson building a $50 million, 200,000 square foot distribution center on part of the Frankford Arsenal property in Bridesburg.
  • Cramp Building History

    Find out more information and watch a video about the historic Cramp Building once located in Fishtown, and how parts of this massive, old shipbuilding and hydraulics manufacturing shop have been salvaged by PennDOT for use in a possible public art display.
  • Rediscovering a Lost Public Highway: The Aramingo Canal 1847 - 1902

    Archaeological investigations of the Aramingo Canal at the place where the Norris Street bridge once crossed over its waters. Here, archaeologists discovered extremely well preserved, intact sections of the canal’s timber sidewalls 8 feet below the present ground surface.
  • Torpedo find turns out to be a dud

    This is an article that appeared in the Aug. 28, 2010 Philadelphia Daily News.
  • I-95 dig offers a peek into 18th-century life

    This is an article that appeared in the June 16, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Wall provides link to canal's past

    This is an article that appeared in the Dec. 22, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer.