Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia

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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, originally named the Delaware River Bridge and known locally as the Ben Franklin Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey. Owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority, it is one of four primary vehicular bridges between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, along with the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Tacony-Palmyra bridges. It carries Interstate 676/U.S. Route 30, pedestrians, and the PATCO Speedline.

The bridge was dedicated as part of the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. From 1926 to 1929, it had the longest single span of any suspension bridge in the world.
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  • On a beautiful October Sunday, my wife and I decided to spend the afternoon walking around the Franklin Square area of Philadelphia. As part of our walk, we decided to take a walk over the bridge... 
    On a beautiful October Sunday, my wife and I decided to spend the afternoon walking around the Franklin Square area of Philadelphia. As part of our walk, we decided to take a walk over the bridge...  more »
  • We crossed the bridge to leave Philadelphia to go home. Nice bridge during the day. I love when it's lit up at night. Going into Philadelphia, this bridge is closer to downtown. 
    We crossed the bridge to leave Philadelphia to go home. Nice bridge during the day. I love when it's lit up at night. Going into Philadelphia, this bridge is closer to downtown.  more »
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  • Not much to say about it. It's a bridge that crosses the Delaware River into Camden new Jersey, You can Drive, Walk, Or take PATCO to get across it. The walk is nice considering the fact I'm terrified of heights especially like this bridge, But it really isn't bad. And once you're in the middle of it looking down isn't even that bad. I believe it's a Mile or 1.5 miles to go over.
  • A great bridge that crosses the Delaware River. Its one of the best looking bridges in the US. It just has a classic look that I love. Walking across is a treat that you should do on a day with good weather.

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