Saturday, January 26, 2013

Some More on the Delaware Memorial Bridge


The bridge is actually a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River, carrying I-295 and US-40 between New Jersey and Delaware.  The architects who designed it also made the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge.

Both spans are dedicated to the soldiers from New Jersey and Delaware who died during the wars and there is a war memorial on the Delaware side.

There was a ferry service that started in 1926 until after the first span was completed.

The bridges carry eight lanes of traffic and are around 10,765-feet long.  West-bound lanes pay a $4 toll if they have E-Pass (which probably mean those who don't pay $8).

The eastbound opened in 1951 and westbound in 1968.

Never Heard of It, But I've Never Been to Either State.  --RoadDog

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