The Bridge Is Back event on Saturday October 14, 2017
… is a fun filled day to celebrate the opening of the new Greenfield Bridge. Here’s the schedule. (Download the Event flyer here.)
11:00 Beat the Bridge Fun Run
Be one of the first to run from Greenfield to Schenley as the Bridge opens to pedestrians! Free! Just 1 mile. (Due to permitting issues we can’t do the 5K. Click here for the flyer.)
12:00 Zumba on the Bridge
Ever Zumba? On a Bridge? Here’s your chance for a free dance/aerobic class! Participants must be 16 or over, and are strongly
encouraged to bring their own water.
12:00 – 7:00p Kids Plus Children’s Festival
Kids Plus will host a child-focused festival chock full of children’s activities, as well as live music!
2:00 – 7:00p The Bridge is Back!
Please join the community on the Bridge as we celebrate the return of the Bridge, and reestablishing our connection with Schenley Park! The event will feature food trucks from around the area, and free games such as miniature golf and giant block-stacking, an even larger ring toss, a rock climbing wall, and adult-sized big wheels.
3:00 – 6:30p The Fantastic Adventure: Greenfield Bridge
Join City of Play as they premiere a neighborhood-wide, immersive adventure to welcome the Greenfield Bridge. Part storytelling, part scavenger hunt, and part festival, the Fantastic Adventure is a new type of theatrical event that puts you in the center of the action. Start your adventure by choosing an apple on the bridge anytime before 3pm, but beware… the choices you make will have legendary consequences.
7:00p Ribbon Cutting
The Mayor’s office and distinguished guests will officially ring-in the new bridge with a ribbon cutting followed by a small parade and the uplighting of the Bridge, provided by Luxe Creative.
8:00p The Greenfield Glug
The day will be capped by the first ever Greenfield Glug. A free circulating shuttle will be running from 8-12pm, between J Goughs, Hough’s, Yesterdays, Zano’s and Big Jims. Participants wearing a Bridge is Back T-shirt will receive special drink and food specials. Click here for the flyer with map.
Sunday, October 15th
The bridge officially opens to traffic, pending the completion of work.
Buy your own Bridge is Back T-Shirt beginning Wed October 11 at Staghorn Cafe at 517 Greenfield Ave, or Dream Tees at 553 Greenfield Ave or at the event. You’ll want one for the Greenfield Glug!
The Bridge Is Back event is created in partnership with:
The Greenfield Community Association
Mayor William Peduto
City Councilman Corey O’Connor
Michael Baker International
Oakland Transportation Management Association
PennDOT and FHWA
The City of Pittsburgh Departments of Public Works and Public Safety
City of Play
Healthy Ride, and
Thanks to our Event Sponsors: