Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Walkway Information Page

North Walkway: OPEN
South Walkway: CLOSED
South Walkway to undergo $8 million upgrades. Learn more.

Walkway Hours:

  • Oct. 1 - April 30: Open daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weather permitting
  • May 1 - Sept. 30: Open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Weather permitting

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

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