The Walt Whitman Bridge is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Gloucester City, New Jersey.
Connects: Philadelphia to Gloucester City, NJ
Initial Investment: $86.9 million
Began Construction: August 1953
Opened to Traffic: May 16, 1957
2017 Two Way Traffic: 39.8 million vehicles
2017 Toll Revenue: $125.0 million
Number of Lanes: 7
Modes of Transportation: 1. The bridge provides vehicular lanes only.
Width: 79' travel lanes (curb to curb)
Length: 11,981' (abutment to abutment)
Navigable channel width: 800'
Navigable channel depth: 40'
Structural steel weight: 57,674 tons
Foundation type: Caisson (main piers), and piles (approach piers)
Type of connection: Weld (shop) and bolt (field)
Roadway surface: Asphalt
Type of paint: Urethane Alkyd
Please note the lane closure schedule listed below can be adjusted as needed to accommodate inclement weather and scheduled events at the South Philadelphia stadiums.
Monday through Friday
• 6:00AM to 9:30AM-4 lanes open to PA and 2 lanes open to NJ.
• 9:30AM to 2:30PM-2 lanes open to PA and 2 lanes open to NJ.
• 2:30PM to 7:00PM-2 lanes open to PA and 4 lanes open to NJ.
• 7:00PM to 6:00AM-4 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.
Saturday through Monday
• 6:00AM to 7:00PM – 3 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.
• 7:00PM Saturday through 6:00AM Monday – 4 lanes open to PA and 3 lanes open to NJ.
WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE PAINTING
A $56.6 million project to blast clean and paint the towers, suspension spans and more.