By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed in both directions to vehicle traffic for a few hours Sunday morning. The closure will take place between 6:15 a.m. and 8 a.m. for the annual Ben to the Shore charity bicycle event.

The PATCO train service and the Ben Franklin Bridge’s pedestrian walkway will not be affected by the roadway closure.

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Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route and some options include, the Walt Whitman Bridge, the Betsy Ross Bridge or ride PATCO.

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PATCO will increase service to connect participants to the start of the event.

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Trains will run every 20 minutes from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.