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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
Maximum Clearance from River 153 feet
Lanes 7 (3 in each direction plus a center lane that is shifted to accomodate traffic)
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