The MLK Bridge from the Art Museum to Sweetbriar Drive is officially closed until Spring 2025. Along with this announcement, the City of Philadelphia announced weekend closures of MLK Drive for cars will remain in effect and they did not give an end date.

You can now view the City’s official detour for cyclists and pedestrians and our alternative route on their website. Both our route and the city’s detour have significant hills and users should be aware of the incline on Sweetbriar and Lansdowne and on Poplar Drive. Both routes involve crossing Girard Ave. If, for whatever reason, you cannot or don’t want to climb the hills we recommend you double back on MLK Drive back to the Falls Bridge.

If you notice any issues with detour/alternate route signage or with gates being left open on MLK Drive please send an email to


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