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Released: 2/23/2021 

Largest Project in DRPA’s History Wins Award



Leading Infrastructure Project Award bestowed for Benjamin Franklin Bridge Suspension Span and Anchorages

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) was honored to receive a “Leading Infrastructure Projects Award” from the New Jersey Alliance for Action.

The 10th annual awards ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

The awards congratulate the people and organizations throughout New Jersey that work together as partners to ensure the state’s infrastructure’s safety and efficiency.

The award received by the DRPA recognizes the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Rehabilitation of the Suspension Span and Anchorages. The $216.9 million project consists of five separate design projects combined into one construction project.

“DRPA’s Benjamin Franklin Bridge Rehabilitation of the Suspension Span and Anchorages project is creating jobs, increasing economic development and making New Jersey a better place to work and live,” said Gerald T. Keenan, New Jersey Alliance for Action President.

“We are grateful to accept this prestigious award for a project that strongly reflects our commitment to maintaining our transportation assets in excellent condition,” said John T. Hanson, DRPA CEO.

The award marks the 5th time the DRPA has been honored with an award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action.

  • "New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects Award” from the New Jersey Alliance For Action for the PATCO Elevator Installation Project. (2020)
  • “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects Award” from the New Jersey Alliance for Action for the Ben Franklin Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Ramp Project. (2019)
  • DRPA CEO John T. Hanson recipient of the NJ Alliance for Action Eagle Award - Walter Rand South Jersey (2019)
  • “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects Award” from the New Jersey Alliance For Action for the Walt Whitman Bridge Redecking Project. (2014)

“This project is a major project, the largest in DRPA’s history. It reinforces our commitment to the community to keep the iconic bridge in its best shape for the next 100 years,” said Hanson. “To be recognized and honored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action is a true testament to our stewardship mission.”


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