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Walt Whitman Bridge

Walt Whitman Bridge, viewed from Penn's Landing, Philadelphia.

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1953 - 1957
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America
Gloucester City, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Delaware River
Part of:
Coordinates: 39° 54' 33.49" N    75° 9' 11.75" W
Coordinates: 39° 54' 5.00" N    75° 6' 53.01" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 610 m
total length 9.98 km
number of cables 2
clearance 46.5 m
span lengths of main bridge 234.7 m - 610 m - 234.7 m
number of lanes 7

Materials

cables steel
deck steel
pylons steel

Participants

Design
Construction
Cables
Material supplier
Cable steel supplier
Rehabilitation
Consulting engineers

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Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000566
  • Date created
    21/11/1999
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014