Shore Bridge Breakdown

Facts about the drive to the shore.

THE DRIVE TO THE SHORE

Facts about the bridges that get us there.

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1926: Year the Ben Franklin Bridge opened to traffic

25¢: Original toll on the Ben

1957: Year the Walt Whitman Bridge opened to traffic

$216 million: Cost of the Walt’s recent renovation 

1974: Year the Commodore  Barry Bridge opened to traffic

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13,912: Length (in feet) of the Commodore, the longest of the four bridges

1976: Year the Betsy Ross Bridge opened to traffic

29,326: Tons of structural steel that went into the Betsy

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