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The structure has been under construction since February, 1988, when the 94-year-old old steel bridge closed. The bridge, 2400 feet long, spans both the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill Expressway carrying motorists and pedestrians from 24th Street to 32nd Street. The bridge will carry approximately 20,000 vehicles each day in its four lanes. Eight-foot wide sidewalks flank the roadway. Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and from the Federal Highway Administration will be on hand for the Thursday ribbon cutting. -- Adam Levine

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