Walt Whitman Bridge

Bridge Director: Daniel Auletto

Owned by the Delaware River Port Authority, construction began for the Walt Whitman Bridge August 1953. Opened to traffic May 16, 1957.

River/waterway crossing the Delaware River
Location: Gloucester NJ/Philadelphia PA
Width (out to out): 92 feet -2 inches
Travel width (curb to curb): 79 feet
Number of lanes is 7
The bridge does not have railroad/transit tracks
Length (abutment to abutment ): 11,981 feet
Navigable channel width: 800 feet
Navigable channel depth: 40 feet
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
Structural steel weight: 57,674 tons