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Delaware Memorial Bridge (WB) (1968)


Delaware Memorial Bridge

Looking East-bridge on left

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2015


BH Photo #325588

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Suspension bridge over Delaware River on Westbound I-295/US 40
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, and Salem County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1968 as an almost identical twin to the 1951 Delaware Memorial Bridge that carries eastbound traffic
- Delaware River Bay Authority
- Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas
Cable suspension
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory number
BH 61005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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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Delaware Memorial Bridge (1968 Westbound)
Posted September 12, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Saw on WPVI channel 6 out of Philadelphia today that they were celebrating the 50 year anniversary of this bridge.Don't know exactly what day this bridge was opened to traffic but they put a plaque up around or on the bridge.