Longwood Campus Renewal | Pedestrian Bridge

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The new pedestrian bridge between our Patient and Family Parking Garage and Boston Children’s Hospital provides safer, more direct access and improves the overall patient and family experience during arrivals and departures.

By late 2019, families will be able to cross the highly congested intersection at Longwood Avenue and Blackfan Street by way of a glass enclosed bridge, protected from inclement weather. The bridge will connect a new lobby on the fourth floor of the Patient and Family Parking Garage directly to the first floor of our main building.

Patient and Family Parking Garage addition and modification

The Patient and Family Parking Garage project will create an enlarged ground floor lobby, a new fourth floor lobby, seating, restrooms, locker rooms for staff and two new elevators. A new parking deck will bring the garage to nine levels and add more than 70 parking spaces.

Benefits

In addition to improving the patient and family experience, safety and access, the bridge will also provide:

  • a route for staff who choose to use the bridge to cross Longwood Avenue
  • less pedestrian and vehicular congestion
  • a valet and patient discharge area located within the garage
  • a clear path of travel to the main lobby and hospital information areas
  • enhanced views and a unique perspective of Longwood Avenue
  • an improved appearance of the garage

Project schedule

The following highlights tentative milestones, closures and restrictions associated with the pedestrian bridge and garage project.

  • December 2017 – October 2019: Blackfan Street sidewalk closure adjacent to the Patient and Family Parking Garage
  • December 2017: Perlmutter Bridge closure
  • December 2017 – February 2018: Perlmutter Bridge preparation for demolition
  • December 2017 – October 2019: Patient and Family Parking Garage temporary entry
  • February 2018 – July 2019: Hunnewell sidewalk and revolver closure; Primary Care Longwood entry closure; main driveway restricted to two lanes
  • Late February/early March: One weekend closure of the hospital’s main entrance for demolition of Perlmutter Bridge
  • June 2018 – October 2019: Patient and Family Parking Garage reduced parking space availability
  • November 2018: Bridge installation begins for first of three sections. One weekend closure of the hospital’s main entrance and Longwood Avenue (two additional weekend closures of main entrance will take place approximately two months apart for installation of remaining two sections of the bridge)
  • July 2019 – October 2019: Enders canopy construction
  • September 2019: Pedestrian bridge completion
  • December 2019: Patient and Family Parking Garage addition completion

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