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Walt Whitman Bridge

The Walt Whitman Bridge is owned, operated and maintained by the Delaware River Port Authority. The structure carries I-76’s 7 lanes of traffic including a moveable barrier across the Delaware River and joins the cities of Philadelphia, PA and Gloucester, NJ.

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As part of the 2010 biennial inspection, all required NBIS inspection tasks as well as NJDOT and PennDOT inventory and Structure Inventory and Appraisal Forms were performed. 100% hands-on inspection was performed on all Fracture Critical Members including deck trusses, floorbeams, girders, suspender ropes and main suspension cables. All anchorage elements were inspected including cable strands, eyebars and saddles. All top of deck areas were inspected using full lane closures and maintenance and protection of traffic in accordance with all DRPA, NJDOT, PennDOT, and FHWA requirements.

The overall length of the bridge from abutment to abutment is 11,981 feet with a 2000 foot long main span and two 770 foot long side spans. The towers are 378 feet high. The main channel is 800 feet wide, 40 feet deep with a vertical clearance of 153 feet above MHW. The total out-to-out width of the bridge is 92 feet with a total roadway width of 79 feet.