Bridges

Betsy Ross Bridge

The Betsy Ross Bridge is a continuous steel truss bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and to Pennsauken, New Jersey.

  • Connects: Philadelphia to Pennsauken, NJ
  • Initial Investment: $102.3 million
  • Began Construction: June 12, 1969
  • Opened to Traffic: April 30, 1976
  • 2020 Two Way Traffic: 9.8 million vehicles
    • During 2020, bridge traffic was significantly impacted for the period from mid-March through December, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2019 Two Way Traffic: 13.1 million vehicles
  • Number of Lanes: 6
  • Modes of Transportation: 1. The bridge provides vehicular lanes only.
  • Width: 90' travel lanes (curb to curb)
  • Length: 8,485' (abutment to abutment)
  • Navigable channel width: 400'
  • Navigable channel depth: 40'
  • Structural steel weight: 29,325 tons
  • Foundation type: Piles (main piers), and piles (approach piers)
  • Type of connection: Weld (shop) and bolt (field)
  • Roadway surface: Asphalt
  • Type of paint: Urethane Alkyd

DIRECTIONS


TRAVEL ADVISORIES

I-95 South Detour Starts April 11
PennDOT will fully close the ramp to I-95 South from the Betsy Ross Bridge & implement a new detour beginning Monday, April 11, 2022  through mid-2023. PennDOT will detour I-95 South bridge traffic to the Bridge Street Interchange to access  I-95 S. Click here for details.



Monday

  •  2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ

Tuesday

  •  2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ

Wednesday

  •  2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ

 Thursday

  •  2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ

Friday

  •  2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ

 


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