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GIR Progress Photos

Construction to improve the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange is dramatically changing the look and function of some of the surface roads at the interchange. These before and after photos illustrate some of those changes.

















Richmond Street before (left) and today (right).

















Old Conrail bridge over Richmond Street (left), Conrail bridges over Richmond Street today (right).

















Under the old Conrail bridge and under the new Conrail overpasses today.

















The old Girard Avenue bridge over Aramingo Avenue and the new Girard Avenue bridge.

"What are they doing there?"

Below are photos showing construction progress or illustrating unique concepts, materials or approaches in use at Girard Avenue. Images are in reverse chronological order. Enlarged images can be seen by clicking any of these thumbnails. If you'd like more information about what you are seeing, send us an email and we'll be glad to fill you in.

9.6.18_GR4-5
September 10, 2018
Cross-over construction at Girard Avenue: PennDOT is preparing to move southbound traffic onto the rebuilt northbound lanes between Allegheny and Girard avenues later this month to begin reconstruction of the southbound lanes.
8.15.18_GR4-1
August 15, 2018
Micro-piles drilled, not hammered, into place for a pier foundation for the new southbound viaduct between Ann and Palmer streets.
7.18.18_GIR-4
July 20, 2018
During early stage construction on the contract to replace the southbound viaduct at Girard Avenue, a crew installs micro-piles in the construction of support piers for the new structure. PennDOT is using micro-piles for construction adjoining residential neighborhoods to reduce noise during construction.
7.18.18_GIR-3
July 20, 2018
A section of the northbound viaduct at Girard Avenue is prepared for concrete deck placement.
6.7.18_GIR-2
June 12, 2018
A drilling rig is set up to begin installing "micro piles" that will support the foundations of new columns that will support the new southbound viaduct at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
6.7.18_GIR-4
June 12, 2018
New LED lighting is installed on the under-side of the new northbound viaduct near Lehigh Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
5.2.18_GR3
May 03, 2018
Painting the underside of the new northbound viaduct
4.2.18_Girard Int
April 04, 2018
A crew calibrates the paving machine before placing concrete for a section of the new northbound viaduct at Girard Avenue.
GR3-3.5.18
March 05, 2018
Workers maneuver a beam into place on a section of the new northbound viaduct at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
Viaduct Demolition 3.18
February 12, 2018
The old northbound viaduct has been removed in its entirety at the northern end near Lehigh Avenue.