Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Bridge now open til 10

The Delaware River Port Authority announced today that it will extend
the hours of walkway on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge beginning Friday,
May 16. The walkway will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a
week. The extended hours will be in effect through mid-September.

Either the north walkway or the south walkway - but not both - will be
open, depending on construction activities. The south walkway provides a
view of downtown Philadelphia and Campbell's Field, home of the Camden
Riversharks. Fans of the Camden Riversharks who live in Philadelphia can
now walk or ride their bicycles across the walkway to Campbell's Field
and cross back to Philadelphia at the end of the game.

Folding chairs, "picnicking," skateboards, skates and alcoholic
beverages are prohibited. Excessive congregation is discouraged. DRPA
Police will patrol the walkways.

Maria Mondile
DRPA, Customer/Community Relations