Photo History of the Delaware Memorial Bridge

Construction got under way quickly with the ground-breaking held in mid-1964 and completion in the fall of 1968. Construction of the twin span took nearly five years, from the date of the agreement by the two states to opening day. Costs ranged well over $60 million for the nearly 20 contracts issued for construction.

The second bridge appears to the eye to be an exact twin of the original span, but there are subtle differences in the design and construction.


Twin spans...
The photos show the second span under construction and the twin spans as they appear today.


More than one billion vehicles have crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Day by day, the total mounts.

The river's flow is timeless, while high above the water, the traffic flowing across the Delaware Memorial Bridge is seemingly as endless as the river itself.
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