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Released: 12/18/2008 

Commodore Barry Bridge Construction Nearing Completion

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, has announced “the Joint Replacement Project on the Commodore Barry Bridge is coming to an end.”  The eight million dollar project involving the replacement of 74 compression seal joints began in May.

Chief Engineer, Bill Brooks, says “as long as the weather cooperates the construction barriers and cattle chutes will be gone sometime on Saturday, December 20th.”

However, the contractor still needs to put the finishing touches on the project so there will be occasional lane closures until mid-January.

In addition, PENNDOT will be building new ramps connecting the Commodore Barry Bridge, I-95 and the Chester, Pennsylvania, waterfront.  That project is expected to take about two years to complete and will result in lane and ramp closures on the bridge.

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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