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'Prehistoric' Commute as Dinosaur Sculpture Goes Across the Ben Franklin Bridge

A 'prehistoric' wide load is taking over the morning commute between South Jersey and Philadelphia Wednesday

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    Dinosaur Makes Morning Commute Over Ben Franklin Bridge

    Not your normal morning commute Wednesday as a large animatronic dino made its way from a South Jersey storage facility to a Philadelphia museum.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 'prehistoric' wide load took over the morning commute between South Jersey and Philadelphia Wednesday,

    • The 40-foot-long animatronic Spinosaurus made its way over the Ben Franklin Bridge then to the Academy of Natural Sciences.

    • The dino is part of the upcoming Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit.

    A dinosaur on the morning commute?

    That’s what greeted drivers in South Jersey and Philadelphia Wednesday morning as a massive animatronic dino made its way from a Somerdale, New Jersey, storage facility to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

    Loaded onto a flatbed truck, the 40-foot-long Spinosaurus, left the facility around 6:45 a.m.

    It made its way along the White Horse Pike (U.S. Route 30) then onto Interstate 295 and Interstate 76 before heading to the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The odd load then made its way over the bridge, accompanied by police cars and news vans.

    40-Foot 'Dinosaur' on the Move to Museum

    [PHI] 40-Foot 'Dinosaur' on the Move to Museum

    The Academy of Natural Sciences is moving a 40-foot-long Spinosaurus animatronic dinosaur, as part of their new Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit. It traveled from Camden County to Philadelphia during the Wednesday morning commute.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    Once on the Philly side of the bridge, the Dino went up Market Street and around City Hall and Love Park before heading up the Ben Franklin Parkway toward the museum.

    SkyForce10 captured it on the move.

    The dino will be part of the Academy's Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, which opens Sunday.