PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Ben Franklin Bridge reopened Monday after being closed in both directions due to violent protests in Philadelphia. The Delaware River Port Authority tweeted that the bridge opened at 6 a.m.
The bridge was ordered to close Sunday by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy as Philadelphia entered a second day of unrest.
Ben Franklin Bridge to reopen at 6 a.m. pic.twitter.com/szbiFa0ELV
— DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) June 1, 2020
I-676 and all of its exits and the Center City traffic box have also reopened.
UPDATE: All road closures, including the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, I-676 and all of its exits, and the Center City traffic box, have reopened.
— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) June 1, 2020
Looters spent much of the day Sunday ransacking businesses across Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney shutdown city streets Sunday and implemented a second day of a citywide curfew. The curfew was in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.
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