Ben Franklin Bridge

(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

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

PATCO Changes Repair Schedule To Ease High Speed Line Delays

Officials are changing their plans for delaying service over the Ben Franklin Bridge as track replacement work goes on. Those changes take effect today.

03/21/2014

(BOY, YOU'RE GONNA CARRY THAT WEIGHT.  Currently, bicyclists crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge must carry their bikes up or down a three-story staircase at the Camden end.  A ramp is planned.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ramp To Replace Stairs For Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrians and Cyclists

Nowadays, if you take your bike across the south walkway of the Ben Franklin bridge, you’ll have to carry it up or down about three flights of stairs at the Camden end.

11/16/2013

(Drivers encounter this sign after one that says, "Welcome to the Ben Franklin Bridge."  Credit: DRPA)

New DRPA Bridge Signs Leave Some Drivers Smiling, Others Wondering

Officials say they’re signs of appreciation.

11/08/2013

(credit: CBS3)

UPDATE: Admiral Wilson Boulevard Reopens Following Car Fire

Crews are on the scene of a car fire on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard near Pennsauken.

11/04/2013

(credit: CBS)

Thousands Take Part In Annual “Run The Bridge” Event

It’s one of the largest 10k races in the tri-state area and it’s all for a good cause.

11/03/2013

file photo of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Among U.S. Leaders In Bridges With Red Flags

Pennsylvania is among the nation’s leaders in bridges that both lack backup protection against collapse in case a single, vital component fails and are designated by highway officials as being in need of repair.

09/15/2013

cyclists bike along the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Hundreds Of Cyclists Take Part In 41st Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon

Several hundred riders took part in the 41st annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on Sunday which began in Philadelphia and finished 65 miles away in Buena Vista, New Jersey.

07/14/2013

Ben Frankin Bridge Overturned Vehicle

Rush Hour Traffic Halted On WB Lanes Of Ben Franklin Bridge After Vehicle Overturns

Crews are on the scene of an overturned car on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

05/30/2013

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