The Washington Crossing Bridge is scheduled to be closed for center-line painting work between 9pm and 10pm Wednesday, October 21, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.
Motorists are advised to adjust their travel schedules or plan alternate routes during the hour-long closure period.
The narrow, two-lane, 115-year-old steel truss bridge connects Upper Makefield Township, PA, with Hopewell Township, NJ. The bridge has a 15mph speed limit and a three-ton load restriction.
Submitted by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934 and its federal Compact was first approved by Congress in August 1935. The agency operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects and operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 138.7 million cars and trucks in 2019. For more information, please go to: www.drjtbc.org.