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Released: 7/21/2008 

Ben Franklin Bridge to Host Tour de Shore On South Pedestrian Walkway

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge pedestrian walkway will be full of cyclists Saturday, July 26, as they take part in the 21st Annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefiting police and fire related charities. At approximately, 7:45 a.m., an estimated 500 cyclists will begin crossing the south walkway of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on their way to the Jersey Shore. The south walkway will be closed to the public until 9 a.m.

The 65 mile bike tour begins at the Irish Pub, 20th and Walnut streets in Philadelphia and will proceed over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge pedestrian walkway into South Jersey, ending at the Irish Pub & Inn in Atlantic City. Officials hope to raise more than $100,000 for the Daniel Faulkner Educational Grant Fund, the Hero Thrill Show and the Philadelphia Police Survivor’s Fund.

For more information on the Tour de Shore, please call the Irish Pub at 215-568-5603.
Benjamin Franklin Bridge vehicular traffic and PATCO service will not be affected by the event.

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, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry System.

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