Benjamin Franklin Bridge
If you think those maddening lane closures on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be gone when everyone returns to work after Labor Day, think again.
Single-tracking and lane blockages will take place for the next couple of months, this time to replace tracks and railroad ties on the northern side of the span.
Riders who have dealt with the headache on Fridays and weekends since February will now have them 24/7, through the end of July.
One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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.
A small pleasure boat docked near Dave and Buster’s, at the foot of Spring Garden Street, burned.
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.
The bill now goes to the mayor, who is expected to veto it and send it back to Council.
Federal authorities conducted random bus inspections Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia, near the on-ramp of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
This month the Benjamin Franklin Bridge celebrates its 85th birthday. Some of its history may surprise you.