Delaware River Port Authority awards rail bridge rehab contract

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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge carries two rail lines and vehicle traffic between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Photo – DRPA

Posted April 11, 2020

The Delaware River Port Authority has awarded Skanska USA a $195 million contract to rehabilitate the Benjamin Franklin rail and vehicle bridge connecting Philadelphia to Camden, New Jersey.

Construction on the 3,500-foot suspension bridge — which carries seven lanes of traffic and two rail lines — began in February and is scheduled to be completed in December 2024.

The project includes installation of a main cable dehumidification system and elastomeric wrapping, walkway widening, painting, steel repairs, anchorage repairs and decorative lighting.

The Port Authority Transit Corp. passenger-rail service uses the bridge.

Source: progressiverailroading