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Chestnut Street Bridge Over I-95 Closed for I-95 CAP Construction in Center City Philadelphia

Several SEPTA bus routes serving the Penn’s Landing area will be affected

January 15, 2024 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the Chestnut Street bridge over Interstate 95 and Columbus Boulevard at Penn’s Landing was closed for several years on Monday, January 15, for demolition of the existing covering over I-95 between Chestnut and Sansom streets in Center City Philadelphia.

The bridge closure will affect SEPTA bus routes serving the Penn’s Landing area, including Routes 5, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, and 44. Details on the affected bus routes will be available from SEPTA in early 2024.

During the bridge closure, Chestnut Street motorists will be directed south on Front Street.

Access to Penn’s Landing and the waterfront will remain open to pedestrians by using the Market Street bridge from 2nd Street.

Demolition of the bridge and the adjacent covered area over I-95 (Chestnut Park) is expected to get underway following the bridge closure. The work is part of PennDOT’s multi-year $329 million I-95/CAP project to replace, expand, and improve the existing covered section of I-95, and improve multi-modal connections between Center City and the Delaware River waterfront.

The new covering over I-95 will be enlarged to span between Chestnut and Walnut streets and will extend from Front Street east to cover Columbus Boulevard. The new covered area will also include construction of a new Park at Penn’s Landing.

To learn more about the new Park at Penn’s Landing, go to parkatpennslanding.com.