Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Directions to the Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway at 5th and Race Streets

There is limited parking at the walkway entrance. Some metered parking is available in the area. The BFB walkway’s south entrance is located at 5th and Race Street, across the street from the U. S. Mint.

From the South via I-95: Take I-95 North to Exit 22 for “Central Phila/I-676”. Follow signs for Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets. Keep right at the fork in the road. Stay straight on Callowhill Street and turn left onto 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Arch Street and turn right on Arch. Go one block to 5th Street. Turn right on 5th. One block ahead is Race Street. Look for parking at 5th and Race Street.

From the North via I-95: Take I-95 South to Exit 22 for “Central Phila/I-676”. Follow signs for Phila/Independence Hall/Callowhill Streets and make a right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. Stay straight on Callowhill Street and turn left onto 4th Street. Take 4th Street to Arch Street and turn right on Arch. Go one block to 5th Street. Turn right on 5th. One block ahead is Race Street. Look for parking at 5th and Race Street.

From the West: Take I-76 (PA Turnpike) to Exit 326 for “Valley Forge”. Follow signs for Philadelphia I-76 East. Remain on I-76 East for about 25 miles until you see signs for Exit 344 “Central Phila” and take 676 East to the 6th Street “Ben Franklin Bridge” exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp is 6th Street and all traffic turns right. Stay to the RIGHT and do not go into the left lanes which go over the bridge. The light past the bridge entrance is Race Street. Make left at Race Street and go one block to 5th Street. Look for parking at 5th and Race.

From NJ and East: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Rt. 73 North to Rt. 38 West to US 30 and continue on US 30 West over the Ben Franklin Bridge (Rt. 676), crossing into Philadelphia. Stay in the left lanes and look for the "8th Street South/Chinatown" sign. Take a left onto 8th Street, and proceed to Race Street. Take a left onto Race Street and go three blocks to 5th Street. Look for parking around 5th and Race.

Public transportation options:

SEPTA - The Market-Frankford subway line stops 2 blocks away at 5th and Market Streets. When at street level, walk north on 5th Street for 2 blocks to Race. Walkway entrance is at 5th and Race Streets. Also, multiple bus routes run along Market Street. For more information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit www.septa.org.

PATCO Speedline - Travels into Center City Philadelphia from Camden County, NJ. The closest PATCO stop is at 8th and Market Streets. When at street level, walk East (toward River) on Market for 3 blocks. Turn north (left) on 5th Street for 2 blocks to Race. Walkway entrance is at 5th and Race Streets. For more information, call (856) 772-6900 or visit www.drpa.org/patco.

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Directions to the Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway on the NJ Side

The South entrance is located at 4th and Pearl St. directly behind the Rutgers Gymnasium.

From Admiral Wilson Boulevard (Route 30 West)

  • Proceed approximately one mile from the Airport Circle where the road forks.
  • Take the right fork marked "Local Traffic Only, Last Exit Before Toll".
  • Continue straight ahead to Seventh Street and turn left.
  • At the foot of the Seventh Street Bridge, turn right onto Cooper Street.
  • Turn right onto 3rd St. and make a right turn onto Pearl St. the walkway is a half a block up on 4th and Pearl St. on the left hand side.

From Benjamin Franklin Bridge

  • Entering New Jersey, stay to the right.
  • Follow signage for "Sixth Street/Broadway" and take that exit.
  • On the exit ramp, bear right toward Sixth Street and stop sign.
  • Once through stop sign at the end of the exit, go one block to Cooper Street and make a right.
  • Turn right onto 3rd St. and make a right turn onto Pearl St. the walkway is a half a block up on 4th and Pearl St. on the left hand side.

From Walt Whitman Bridge

  • Take the "Camden/Gloucester City" exit.
  • Proceed in the left lane about 1,000 feet to the Camden Exit.
  • Turn left and continue on Route 676 to Exit 5B marked "Last Exit Before Toll - Benjamin Franklin Bridge".
  • Turn left onto Linden Street at the first stop light.
  • Continue one block to Seventh Street and turn left again.
  • At the foot of the Seventh Street Bridge, turn right onto Cooper Street.
  • Turn right onto 3rd St. and make a right turn onto Pearl St. the walkway is a half a block up on 4th and Pearl St. on the left hand side.

From PATCO High-Speedline

  • Exit Camden City Hall.
  • Walk north on Fifth Street for two blocks to the Camden campus.
  • You will approach the Ben Franklin Bridge and the walkway is half a block down to the left on Pearl St.