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Delaware Memorial Bridge (1968 Westbound)

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Delaware Memorial Bridge

Looking East-bridge on left

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2015

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BH Photo #325588

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Overview
Suspension bridge over Delaware River on Westbound I-295/US 40
Location
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, and Salem County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1968 as an almost identical twin to the 1951 Delaware Memorial Bridge that carries northbound traffic
Builders
- Delaware River Bay Authority
- Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas
Design
Cable suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 2,150.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Total length: 10,796.5 ft. (2.0 mi.)
Deck width: 52.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.68965, -75.51994   (decimal degrees)
39°41'23" N, 75°31'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/455417/4393441 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington South
Inventory number
BH 61005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
46,830

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 17, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 21, 2015: Updated by Stephen Greer: Added category "Delaware River Bay Authority"
  • May 26, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • May 18, 2014: Added by Stephen Greer

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Sources 

  • Todd Wilson
  • Stephen Greer
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com