Thursday, June 12, 2008

DRPA Extends Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway Hours

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge walkway will remain open for an extra hour each evening. The south walkway will now be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week for the summer season until further notice. The north walkway will be closed due to the bridge painting project.

The Ben Franklin Bridge walkway offers bicyclists and pedestrians a picturesque view of the waterfront and convenient access to popular attractions such as the Adventure Aquarium, Susquehanna Bank Center, Riversharks Baseball at Campbell's Field, Franklin Square Park and the Battleship New Jersey. The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.