The Commodore Barry Bridge is set to receive a facelift.
Per Paul Nussbaum of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the bridge will go through three phases of painting and sandblasting (giggity) in the next five years, running up a total bill of 100 million dollars.
Work will begin in January of 2015 and end before 2020. The third phase, which will repair the part of the bridge suspended over the water, is slated to begin in 2018 and run throughout the entirety of 2019. The Delaware River Port Authority, who still need to dot some i's and cross some t's, says that this phase will cause "lane restrictions during off-peak hours, nights, and weekends."
In the realm of American soccer, the Commodore Barry Bridge is synonymous with the Philadelphia Union. The now-40-year-old bridge plays a large part in a landscape that many perceive to be the best in all of Major League Soccer. Surely this renovation will remove all doubt.