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Released: 7/9/2008 

Ben Franklin Bridge Closed July 13 From 6:30 AM To 7:30 AM For American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from approximately 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13 for the 36th Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon. The race begins on 5th Street in Philadelphia and will proceed over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into South Jersey. Race officials expect more than 4,700 cyclists to participate. The American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon is open to riders of all skill levels. Officials hope to raise $2 million this year for cancer research.

For more information on the Bike-A-Thon, please call the American Cancer Society at 215-985-5401 or visit its website at  PATCO service will not be affected by the race.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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