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Released: 3/6/2009 

DRPA Holds Open House On Ben Franklin Bridge De-Leading And Painting Project

The Delaware River Port Authority is nearing the completion of the fifth and final phase of the Ben Franklin Bridge De-leading and Painting Project.  In preparation for this final phase, the DRPA will hold an Open House on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center located at 213 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.  The open house is from 6pm to 8pm. 

The agenda includes a presentation on the schedule and technical description of the work that needs to be done, discussion of the steps that will be taken to minimize impacts to neighbors, and a question and answer session.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “The Authority remains committed to keeping the public informed as the De-leading and Painting of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge draws to a close.  We will continue to work hard to cause as little inconvenience as possible.”

The $20 million dollar project is scheduled to be completed December 15, 2009.
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 and the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.

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