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Released: 3/1/2012 

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, an annual fund raiser for the Cooper Hospital Foundation and also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

For most of the month the bridge will have red lighting to recognize American Red Cross Month.  The Red Cross provides assistance to those in need locally, nationally and internationally.  

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

The bridge will have red lighting on Saturday, March 24 but this red lighting will be for Cooper University Hospital’s Annual Charity Gala.

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, and is owner of the RiverLink Ferry.


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