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Released: 10/27/2009 

Ben Franklin Bridge Goes Red And White For The Phillies

Lighting The Way For Another Phillies World Series Victory

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, has announced the Ben Franklin Bridge will have red and white lighting throughout the World Series as the Phillies gear up to play the New York Yankees.  The special lighting will take place on October 28 and 29 and then October 31 for the duration of the series and longer if the Phillies win it all. Matheussen says “the whole region is behind the Phillies and this is our way of supporting the team.”

In addition to the bridge lighting, a banner is in place on the Ben Franklin Bridge with the message “Fightin’ To the Finish!  Go Phillies.”  The banner has been placed on the east face of the New Jersey tower so drivers heading into Philadelphia can see it.  On the Walt Whitman Bridge, there’s a banner on the gantry just west of the toll plaza which simply says “Go Phillies.”

During the World Series toll collectors at the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges are being allowed to wear either red or a Phillies Jersey instead of the normal uniform.  Also, PATCO employees as well as those at One Port Center in Camden will also be sporting Phillies Red during the World Series. 

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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