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Ben Franklin Bridge's South Walkway Reopens After Multi-Million Dollar ADA-Compliant Upgrades

With the its new renovations, the 93-year-old bridge will now be ADA-compliant.

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    Multi-Million Dollar Upgrades to Benjamin Franklin Bridge Walkways

    The Benjamin Franklin Bridge's new walkways and ramps are now open for public use between Philadelphia and Camden. The Delaware River Port Authority will celebrate the completion of the $8-million renovations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new upgrade means the brige's pedestrian ramps are officially compliant with the standards of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    (Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019)

    The Ben Franklin Bridge’s south walkway is ready for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross between Philadelphia and South Jersey.

    The Delaware River Port Authority on Tuesday is reopening the walkway that has been closed since February 2018 for construction. A stairway was replaced with a new ramp to make access easier for people with disabilities.

    The north walkway of the span, which connects Philadelphia with Camden, New Jersey, remained open during the work.

    A ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place on the Camden side Tuesday.