Bridges

WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE

The Walt Whitman Bridge is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Gloucester City, New Jersey.

  • Connects: Philadelphia to Gloucester City, NJ
  • Initial Investment: $86.9 million
  • Began Construction: August 1953
  • Opened to Traffic: May 16, 1957
  • 2017 Two Way Traffic: 39.8 million vehicles
  • 2017 Toll Revenue: $125.0 million
  • Number of Lanes: 7
  • Modes of Transportation: 1. The bridge provides vehicular lanes only.
  • Width: 79' travel lanes (curb to curb)
  • Length: 11,981' (abutment to abutment)
  • Navigable channel width: 800'
  • Navigable channel depth: 40'
  • Structural steel weight: 57,674 tons
  • Foundation type: Caisson (main piers), and piles (approach piers)
  • Type of connection: Weld (shop) and bolt (field)
  • Roadway surface: Asphalt
  • Type of paint: Urethane Alkyd

DIRECTIONS


TRAVEL ADVISORIES


Please note the lane closure schedule listed below can be adjusted as needed to accommodate inclement weather and scheduled events at the South Philadelphia stadiums.

Monday through Friday
• 6:00AM to 9:30AM-4 lanes open to PA and 2 lanes open to NJ.
• 9:30AM to 2:30PM-2 lanes open to PA and 2 lanes open to NJ.
• 2:30PM to 7:00PM-2 lanes open to PA and 4 lanes open to NJ.
• 7:00PM to 6:00AM-4 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.

Saturday through Monday
•    6:00AM to 7:00PM – 3 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.
•    7:00PM Saturday through 6:00AM Monday – 4 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.


PROJECTS

WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE PAINTING

A $56.6 million project to blast clean and paint the towers, suspension spans and more.

Details

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