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Released: 3/1/2009 

Ben Franklin March Bridge Lighting

Delaware River Port Authority CEO, John J. Matheussen, has announced the Ben Franklin Bridge in March will have special lighting to promote the American Red Cross, demonstrate support for our regional police officers, as well as celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

For most of the month, March 1-4, 6-16, and 18-31, the bridge will have red lighting to recognize American Red Cross Month.   

On Thursday, March 5, the bridge will have blue lighting to honor our area police officers.  DRPA is joining the Philadelphia FOP and Dom Giordano, The Big Talker 1210, of WPHT, to turn the whole region BLUE for the day, to show support for all the men and women who put their lives on the line for us.

On Tuesday, March 17, the bridge will have green lighting for the observance of St. Patrick’s Day.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.


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