Last year's Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia awards honored restoration work at Allen Lane Station, which underwent a makeover that was eventually completed in May.
The Henry Avenue Bridge crosses over Lincoln Drive and the Wissahickon Creek in the East Falls area. It's a structure some Mt. Airy commuters see every day as they make their way to and from the neighborhood.
PennDOT's work to restore the bridge will be honored by the alliance at its annual awards ceremony in May.
The awards are presented annually to outstanding restoration and revitalization projects by the Preservation Alliance.
“The range of award winners this year demonstrates the important role that historic preservation has in the economy of the Philadelphia region and the revitalization of neighborhoods,” Preservation Alliance Executive Director John Andrew Gallery said in a news release. “The restoration of important institutional buildings preserves iconic landmarks of importance to residents and visitors, while the smaller projects indicate the important role of preservation at the neighborhood level.”
Three other PennDOT bridge rehabilitations were recognized by the alliance as well.