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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

(Crews install a safety platform under the Ben Franklin Bridge ahead of construction work.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Shutdown Of PATCO Train Track Across Ben Franklin Bridge Begins Friday!

Riders who have dealt with the headache on Fridays and weekends since February will now have them 24/7, through the end of July.

05/29/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.)

Highway Officials Clearing Access to Alternative Del. River Bridges as Ben Franklin Project Begins

One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.

05/22/2014

(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

(credit: Chopper 3)

DRPA: Component To Construction Work Fell From Ben Franklin Bridge

Around 12 p.m., a piece of the safety equipment that goes under the rail fell onto I-676 WB where it splits from I-95 NB.

05/09/2014

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

Patco Starting Two Years of Track Work on Ben Franklin Bridge

Riders might want to get themselves acquainted with new schedules for the high speed line that take effect this Saturday, because there will be delays.

01/17/2014

(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

(A vacant lot in Old City, left, where owner Jeffrey Brown wants to build a high-rise that exceeds Old City height rules.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Old City Zoning Changes Forward

A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

05/14/2013

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

After Veto, Councilman Drops Plan For Huge Billboard Near Vine St. Expressway

Councilman Mark Squilla says he lacks clarification on whether a wall wrap on the old Electric Factory building would, as opponents claimed, jeopardize federal highway funding.

01/31/2013

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Small Boat Fire Under Ben Franklin Bridge Causes Smoke and Odor For Passersby

A small pleasure boat docked near Dave and Buster’s, at the foot of Spring Garden Street, burned.

04/26/2012

(City councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the "spot zoning" that would have allowed the wall wrap.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Spring Garden St. ‘Wall Wrap’ Ad Is Dead on Mayor Nutter’s Veto

First District councilman Frank DiCicco, in his final Council meeting before retiring, wasn’t surprised to receive the mayor’s veto of the bill that would have changed the zoning to allow the wall wrap ad.

12/15/2011

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo)

Philadelphia Lawmakers OK Massive Billboard Despite Federal Funds Warning

The bill now goes to the mayor, who is expected to veto it and send it back to Council.

12/01/2011

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Feds Conduct Inspections On Passenger Bus Operators In Philadelphia

Federal authorities conducted random bus inspections Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia, near the on-ramp of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

08/25/2011

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Positively Philadelphia: Ben Franklin Bridge’s 85th Anniversary

This month the Benjamin Franklin Bridge celebrates its 85th birthday. Some of its history may surprise you.

07/16/2011

(A December 2010 meeting of the DRPA.  File photo by David Madden)

Remaining DRPA Board Members Rolling With The Changes

Major changes made on the Pennsylvania side of the table at the board of the Delaware River Port Authority are being welcomed by at least one person who sits on the New Jersey side.

03/01/2011

(File photo)

DRPA Delays Hikes For PATCO Fare, Not Bridge Tolls

Faced with budgetary deadlines and threats of financial repercussions from Wall Street, the Delaware River Port Authority voted Wednesday to allow $1 bridge toll increases to take effect as scheduled next July.

12/15/2010

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