Projects

Bridge Deck Truss Project - Completed!

Bridge Deck Truss Project Comes to a Close

The Delaware River Port Authority has completed the Ben Franklin Bridge Deck Truss Rehabilitation Project. Bridge deck trusses are the series of beams and columns under the roadway that hold the bridge up.

The project included rehabilitation of the approach spans on each side of the bridge (Philadelphia and Camden); repair of steel components (columns/beams) within the bridge support system; and additional drain- age and electrical improvements.

What’s New On The Bridge

  • 1,300,000 lbs. of steel replaced • 96 bridge bearings replaced
  • 36 downspouts replaced
  • 90 new under-bridge lights

Environmentally Speaking

DRPA took measurable steps to ensure environmental safety during this project. Including:

  • Monitoringto
    • assure noise and air quality ordinances were met,
    • ensure the proper handling, storage and disposal
      of materials, and
    • protect the safety of the public and project workers;
  • Use of specialized equipment to contain and dispose of dust safely—all within guidelines established by various transportation and safety agencies.

For More Information

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is committed to keeping you and the public informed about the Ben Franklin Bridge. We thank you for your patience during this project. DRPA has discontinued its toll-free project hotline. You may contact DRPA directly for questions or concerns.
Please feel free to email us at info@lists.drpa.org with questions or comments.
Call us at 1-877-567-DRPA (3772 for up-to-date information.

DRPA is committed to keeping you and the public informed about the Ben Franklin Bridge Deck Truss Rehabilitation Project, and to causing as little inconvenience as possible. We thank you for your patience.