With bridge painting nearly complete on the north side of the bridge the Delaware River Port Authority will be closing the south walkway and opening the north walkway on Monday October 6.
The north walkway is less desirable because it narrows into a 3-4 ft wide cattle chute on the Camden Side of the bridge. It is also less convenient to get to the walkway from the historic district as you either have to use 5th St tunnel and double back to the entrance or carry your bike down and up the stairs of an underground pedestrian tunnel. Use of pedestrian tunnels are also required on the Camden side to get to Rutgers, the RiverLINE or Walter Rand Transportation Center.
There is a silver lining riding into Philadelphia is easier as you don't enter the street network facing traffic.