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Released: 7/9/2009 

Ben Franklin Bridge to Close Sunday, July 12, from 6:30am to 7:45am

American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon To Close Ben Franklin Bridge

The 37th Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon takes place on Sunday, July 12.  The 54 mile ride starts at the Ben Franklin Bridge and ends at the Buena Vista Camping Park in Cumberland County.  Shorter rides start at Cherry Hill High School East and the Army National Guard Armory in Hammonton.  All money raised from the Bike-A-Thon benefits cancer research.  For further information visit the American Cancer Society website at

The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on SUNDAY, JULY 12, FROM 6:30AM UNTIL 7:45AM for the Bike-A-Thon.

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 owns the RiverLink Ferry

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