WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE
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
- 2021 Two Way Traffic: 35.6 million vehicles
- 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
Scheduled construction work: I-76 Corridor Rehabilitation
- 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- 3 lanes to PA; 2 lanes to NJ
- 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- 3 lanes to PA; 2 lanes to NJ
- 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- 2 lanes to PA; 3 lanes to NJ
I-76 CORRIDOR REHABILITATION
$74.1M | Currently in progess
A multi-year project to rehabilitate nearly two miles of I-76 in South Philadelphia between the bridge's toll plaza and Passyunk Avenue.
WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE PAINTING
$73.4M | Completed
A project to blast clean and paint the towers, suspension spans and more.