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Betsy Ross Bridge

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Betsy Ross Bridge

Photo taken by Adam Elmquist

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Brief history and description 

Written by D. Thomsen

The Betsy Ross Bridge is a continuous truss bridge spanning the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Pennsauken, New Jersey. It was originally planned as the Delair Bridge, after a paralleling vertical lift bridge owned by Pennsylvania Railroad (now used by Conrail and NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line), but was instead named for Betsy Ross, reputed creator of the first American flag, making it only the second bridge in the United States to be named after a woman (after Iowa's Kate Shelley High Bridge in 1912).

Construction began in 1969, completed 1973, bridge opened April, 1976.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge on NJ 90 over Delaware River, Richmond Street, River Road, Hedley Street
Location
Pennsauken, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1973
Builder
- Delaware River Port Authority
Design
Continuous truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 729.0 ft.
Total length: 8,487.3 ft. (1.6 mi.)
Deck width: 87.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98500, -75.06833   (decimal degrees)
39°59'06" N, 75°04'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/494165/4426094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden
Inventory numbers
PA 67 7301 0090 0120 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 45891 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
36,400

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 21, 2011: New Street View added by Stephen Greer
  • August 14, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Norfolk Southern Railway

Sources 

  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Stephen Greer
  • Wikipedia