Ben Franklin Bridge
Major roads approaching the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed that weekend, like the Admiral Wilson Boulevard West at Baird Boulevard and 676 North at Morgan Boulevard.
Sources had told several news organizations, including KYW Newsradio, that screening had been discussed in recent weeks and its use on the bridge was considered likely.
Law enforcement sources won’t go on the record, but say the idea’s been bantered about for a while and will, more than likely, be put into place on the Papal weekend.
A new apartment building at the foot of Race Street – called “Bridge” – is designed to provide a link between the Old City District and Philadelphia’s waterfront.
Mayor Nutter and officials announced the Ben Franklin Bridge and other major roadways throughout the city will be closed the weekend of the Papal visit.
Starting today, PATCO will run on a new schedule as work gets underway on the tracks on the north side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.
An overturned tractor-trailer is taking out two left lanes on the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia.
A car fire closed down lanes into Philadelphia on the Ben Franklin Bridge on Sunday.
The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.
An overturned vehicle is causing a major backup on the Ben Franklin Bridge, westbound into the city.
If you’re traveling between Philadelphia and South Jersey this morning, be aware: The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. in both directions.
The past few months of having only a single track to get over the bridge caused some headaches for commuters.
The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.
Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.