Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway

Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Walkway Information Page

Walkway Switch 10/28-10/31
The north walkway will be open Tues., Oct. 28 through Fri., Oct. 31. The south walkway will be closed for maintenance during this time. The south walkway reopens and north closes on Sat., Nov. 1.

Walkway Notice for Sunday Morning, 11/2
The south walkway will be open during Run The Bridge charity event. All bags subject to search prior to entering the walkway.

Effective 10/1/14, the south walkway is open daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weather permitting. The north pedestrian walkway will remain closed during the current construction phase of the Ben Franklin Bridge / PATCO Track Rehabilitation Project.

For up-to-date open status of the walkway, please call (856) 968-2255 or (215) 218-3750 ext 2255 during business hours (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). After hours and on weekends, please call DRPA 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


  • 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
  • In-line skating, skateboarding
  • Operation of motorized vehicles

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