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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1922
Completion: 1 July 1926
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
, , ,
Crosses:
  • Delaware River
Part of:
Coordinates: 39° 57' 18.64" N    75° 8' 50.89" W
Coordinates: 39° 56' 57.67" N    75° 7' 11.55" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 533.75 m
total length 972.6 m
span lengths 218.4 m - 972.6 m - 218.4 m
clearance 41.1 m
number of lanes 7

Materials

cables steel
deck steel
pylons steel

Chronology

6 January 1922

Construction begins.

1 July 1926

Opened to traffic.

Participants

Design
Architecture
Consulting engineers
Construction
Cables

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000531
  • Date created
    20/11/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016