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Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge


Washington Crossing Bridge -- September 20, 20090

Upriver view from Pennsylvania side

Photo taken by Raymond Klein


BH Photo #147284


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Delaware River on PA 32-NJ 29
Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey
Open to traffic
Built 1904
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 143.1 ft.
Total length: 877.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29500, -74.86833   (decimal degrees)
40°17'42" N, 74°52'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511190/4460508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
Inventory numbers
PA 09 7224 9991 0005 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 30571 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 19, 2016: New photo from Barry Caselli
  • February 15, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Fixed NJ county
  • July 1, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 12, 2011: New photos from Ian Ligget
  • October 7, 2009: Updated by Raymond Klein: Washington Crossing, PA to name & City. Other location: Hunterdon County, NJ--Overview-btwn PA & NJ-USGA Pennington, N.J. to Lambertville, NJ


  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Ian Ligget
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com


Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted July 9, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


They recently implemented this but still have two lanes and you still pass cars on the bridge. The problem is there is a poor staging area on the NJ side.

What surprised me was that Carlton is considerably wider yet is still a single lane.


Art S.

Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted July 9, 2018, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


With modern traffic ITS systems I suspect the bridge could operate with similar efficiency with stoplight controlled one-lane configuration (given how slow people drive on the bridge in 2 lane config), the only issue might be backups at the light causing a problem. The 1,000+ foot Connel Bridge in Scotland has surprisingly short wait times at the light and nobody seemed too irritated by it. However, the Washington Crossing Bridge may be more busy.


Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted July 8, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found this video - Not sure this should be bi directional.


Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted October 30, 2013, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Here is a link to a picture of the bridge in 1910:


Washington Crossing Delaware River Bridge
Posted October 29, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

This bridge is in Mercer County (Hopewell Township), not Hunterdon county.

Here is a picture of the wooden covered bridge on the same stonework taken in 1902:



Washington Crossing Bridge at Washington Crossing, PA
Posted December 23, 2012, by tom dermody (thoreau_back [at] yahoo [dot] com)

photo 2 is looking EAST toward nj.

i lived in washington crossing nj for 18 yrs.

great site, thanks.