Lots of guests have told us how much they have enjoyed being in the presence of such a mighty bridge! The Historic Area Philadelphia offers rooms facing the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge. The views are spectacular!
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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (also known as the Ben Franklin Bridge), originally named the Delaware River Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. Named for American founding father Benjamin Franklin, the bridge is owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.
Pedestrian walkways run along both sides of the bridge, elevated over and separated from the vehicular lanes; of these, only one is open at a time. Walkway hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The DRPA temporarily closed the walkways to the public the day after the 7 July 2005 London bombings, citing security concerns. The DRPA also closes the walkway after snowfall, or if the weather forecast includes a chance of snowfall.
Bikes on Bridges
Delaware River Port Authority
- Ben Franklin Bridge – North walkway is open from 6AM to 9PM. Weather permitting. Visit the bridge walkway webpage for updates.
- No bikes on the Commodore Barry, Walt Whitman and Betsy Ross Bridges
Other River Crossing Options
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