Penrose Avenue Bridge (Route 291)

NEWS ALERT!   PennDOT Reopened Platt Bridge (Route 291) to Four Lanes in SW Philadelphia


PennDOT reopened the Platt Bridge (Route 291) to Four Lanes on November 23rd, 2013.


Detour signs direct motorists around the Platt Bridge, which carries Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) over the Schuylkill River, during occasional overnight closures.

Platt Bridge Detour Route

  • Eastbound Route 291 (Heading Away from Philadelphia International Airport): Island Avenue to Enterprise Avenue to Interstate 95 North to Broad Street to Pattison Avenue to Route 291 (Penrose Avenue).
  • Westbound Route 291/Penrose Avenue (Heading Toward Philadelphia International Airport): Pattison Avenue to Broad Street to I-95 South to Enterprise Avenue to Island Avenue to Route 291.