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Ben Franklin Bridge

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Thousands Cross Ben Franklin Bridge Daily, But How Many Know Its Secret?

Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.

09/15/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvienienced commuters all summer long. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Continuing To Replace Tracks Across Ben Franklin Bridge On Friday

Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.

08/20/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO Returns To Full Service On Monday, But Not For Long

Some good news for commuters who use the PATCO high speed line. Full service across the Ben Franklin Bridge returns on Monday, but don’t get used to it.

08/02/2014

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Traffic Moving Again After Tractor-Trailer Overturns Near Ben Franklin Bridge Into NJ

According to the fire department, an overturned tractor trailer is backing up traffic near the Ben Franklin Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

07/23/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Ridership Down; Officials Blame Harsh Winter, Track Construction

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.

06/20/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Offers Tips To Avoid Gridlock On Area Highways

The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.

06/14/2014

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Service Resumes After PATCO Train Stuck On Ben Franklin Bridge

A PATCO train was stuck on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge for about 40 minutes Tuesday night.

06/10/2014

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

PATCO Service Across Ben Franklin Bridge To Be Temporarily Suspended

All PATCO service across the Ben Franklin Bridge will be suspended starting at midnight Saturday.

06/07/2014

file photo of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Getty Images)

Rough Summer Ahead For Commuters Between Philadelphia And New Jersey

Starting next week, the pain of the ongoing PATCO track rehab project will spread to drivers who use the Ben Franklin Bridge.

05/27/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Commuters Between Philadelphia And New Jersey Face Rough Summer

Commuters between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are in for a rough summer this year.

05/25/2014

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Patco Admits Little Success So Far in Booking Shuttle Buses During BFB Rail Replacement

The summer will be critical, as trains will be placed on a single track across the Ben Franklin Bridge for two months, beginning just after Memorial Day.

05/09/2014

Businesses and apartment buildings near the Ben Franklin Bridge will soon deal with noisy construction work. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PATCO Warns Camden, Old City Residents: Construction Will Be Noisy

Letters are going out to residents and business owners in Old City and Camden warning them it’s going to be noisy.

05/09/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Car Hits, Kills Deer That Wandered Onto Benjamin Franklin Bridge

A deer somehow found its way onto the Philadelphia side of the busy Benjamin Franklin Bridge, where it made its way to the train tracks on the span before running into traffic and being killed by a car.

04/30/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge File Photo

Walk Of Peace To Commemorate MLK Assassination

The 7th annual Bridge Walk for Peace begins at the Philadelphia side of the Ben Franklin Bridge at 6 a.m. this morning.

04/04/2014

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