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Walt Whitman Bridge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Gloucester City, New Jersey

The Walt Whitman Bridge carries Interstate 76 over the Delaware River. Construction began on August 1, 1953, and the bridge opened to traffic on May 16, 1957. It was designed by Othmar Ammann, and named for poet Walt Whitman, who resided in nearby Camden, New Jersey.

Total Length 11,981 feet
Main Span 2,000 feet
Width 92 feet 2 inches

Maximum Clearance from River 153 feet

Lanes 7 (3 in each direction plus a center lane that is shifted to accomodate traffic)

Walt Whitman Bridge


Othmar Ammann
Walt Whitman

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