Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway

Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Walkway Information Page

Walkway openings are weather permitting.  It is open daily.  From October 1 to April 30, the walkway is open from 6 AM - 8 PM.  From May 1 to September 30, It is open from 6 AM – 9 PM.   The south walkway is normally open to the public, and the north walkway remains closed.  If there is a need to close the south walkway, the north walkway will be open during that time.

For up-to-date open status of the walkway, please call (856) 968-2255 or (215) 218-3750 ext 2255 during business hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday). After hours and on weekends, please contact Police Radio at (856) 968-3301 or (215) 218-3750 ext 3301.

Walkway Rules

Police emergency call (856) 968-3301

Cross at your own risk. Use caution. Be alert for:

  • Maintenance vehicles at work
  • Wind conditions

Cyclists

  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Use audible warnings
  • Slow down at approach to stairs at Camden entrance

Leashed pets welcome. Clean up required.

Public toilet available at south footwalk entrance in Philadelphia

Strictly Prohibited (violators subject to strict penalties):

  • Blocking footwalk
  • Alcohol
  • Defacing property
  • Climbing
  • Attaching or throwing objects
  • Banners and signs (more details at drpa.org)
  • In-line skating, skateboarding
  • Operation of motorized vehicles

 
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