Betsy Ross Bridge

Bridge Director: Valerie Bradford
(856) 317-5900
(215) 218-3750 ext. 5900

Owned by the Delaware River Port Authority, construction began June 12, 1969

Opened to traffic: April 30, 1976
River/waterway crossing: Delaware River
Location: Pennsauken NJ/Philadelphia PA
Width (out to out): 105 feet-4 inches
Travel width (curb to curb): 90 feet
Number of lanes: 6
The bridge does not have railroad/transit tracks
Length (abutment to abutment): 8,485 feet
Navigable channel width: 400 feet
Navigable channel depth: 40 feet
Foundation type: piles (main piers), and piles (approach piers)
Type of connection: weld (shop) and bolt (field)
Roadway surface: asphalt
Type of paint: urethane alkyd
Structural steel weight: 29,326 tons

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