Benjamin Franklin Bridge

West, New Jersey
Payment options*
  • Uproad
  • Cash
  • Transponder
Toll pricing
  • Consistent
  • Varies w/traffic volume
  • Higherat peak hours
Rules of the (toll) road
  • Express toll lanes
  • High-occupancy toll lane

*Drivers without a valid payment option get a mailed bill or violation and pay the highest toll rate.

Additional Information

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StateNew Jersey
Toll agencyDE River Port Authority of PA/NJ - DRPA
Supported transpondersE-ZPass
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time (EST)
Coordinates39.94843; -75.118533
You can pay for the toll with Uproad!

Toll cost with cash

Rate
ALL 5
Note: actual costs may vary based on the trip length.

Toll cost with transponder

Rate
ALL 5
Note: actual costs may vary based on the trip length.

Toll prices, costs, & payment options

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Map of Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Details

The USA is famous not only for its developed infrastructure, but also for its numerous architectural and historical monuments. One of the most famous architectural concepts is the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ Bridge, named after a famous American historical figure.

The ‘Benjamin Franklin’ Bridge is a combined road and rail bridge that spans the Delaware River. Due to this, the bridge was formerly known as the Delaware River Bridge. It connects the city of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and the city of Camden (New Jersey).

Also, a major highway I-676, U.S. Route 30 passes through it. But this is not the only moment. The bridge contains two railway lines for PATCO Speedline intercity trains. Today, the "Benjamin Franklin" bridge is not only an important transport connection. Every year, the bridge is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Historical background

In 1918, the municipal authorities of both states created a special commission to study the possibility of building a large bridge across the Delaware. Based on the study results, it was decided to start the crossing construction, Rudolf Modjeski was appointed engineer.

Four years later, Rudolf proposed a suspension bridge project, which was soon approved by the commission. The Construction was commenced in 1922 and completed four years later.

Shortly before the construction deadline, disputes began between the Pennsylvania and New Jersey states regarding toll payments. After all, on July 1, 1926, the bridge was opened to traffic.

Bridge structure

The "Benjamin Franklin" suspension bridge has two main pads made of steel. Their height is 117.3 m. For additional reinforcement, there are abutments at the river borders with a height of 53.3 m.

The length of the main span is 533.4 m. The total length of each of the spans is 271.9 m. The distance between the abutments is 1077.8 m. The total length of the entire bridge, including the supply routes, is 2918 m. The height of the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ bridge is 41.1 m, and the width is 39 m, of which the carriageway width is 23.8 m.

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Toll prices, costs, & payment options

* Click on the map to see traffic conditions

Map of Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Details

The USA is famous not only for its developed infrastructure, but also for its numerous architectural and historical monuments. One of the most famous architectural concepts is the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ Bridge, named after a famous American historical figure.

The ‘Benjamin Franklin’ Bridge is a combined road and rail bridge that spans the Delaware River. Due to this, the bridge was formerly known as the Delaware River Bridge. It connects the city of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and the city of Camden (New Jersey).

Also, a major highway I-676, U.S. Route 30 passes through it. But this is not the only moment. The bridge contains two railway lines for PATCO Speedline intercity trains. Today, the "Benjamin Franklin" bridge is not only an important transport connection. Every year, the bridge is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Historical background

In 1918, the municipal authorities of both states created a special commission to study the possibility of building a large bridge across the Delaware. Based on the study results, it was decided to start the crossing construction, Rudolf Modjeski was appointed engineer.

Four years later, Rudolf proposed a suspension bridge project, which was soon approved by the commission. The Construction was commenced in 1922 and completed four years later.

Shortly before the construction deadline, disputes began between the Pennsylvania and New Jersey states regarding toll payments. After all, on July 1, 1926, the bridge was opened to traffic.

Bridge structure

The "Benjamin Franklin" suspension bridge has two main pads made of steel. Their height is 117.3 m. For additional reinforcement, there are abutments at the river borders with a height of 53.3 m.

The length of the main span is 533.4 m. The total length of each of the spans is 271.9 m. The distance between the abutments is 1077.8 m. The total length of the entire bridge, including the supply routes, is 2918 m. The height of the ‘Benjamin Franklin’ bridge is 41.1 m, and the width is 39 m, of which the carriageway width is 23.8 m.

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