posted on May 03, 2012 14:52
Delaware Memorial Bridge Spans Social Media
Twitter Page @demembridge Features Bridge Information, Travel Updates
(New Castle, DE) – Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that the agency has launched a Twitter page dedicated to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Followers of the Twitter feed @demembridge will receive traffic advisories, construction updates and additional information regarding the twin-span bridges between Delaware and New Jersey.
“Our Twitter feed enables us to communicate vital information to customers within moments,” said Scott Green, Executive Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. “With so many people on Twitter, we are really looking forward to the effectiveness of our latest means of keeping drivers informed and making their commutes as hassle-free as possible.”
Delaware River and Bay Authority staff members monitoring traffic cameras and coordinating with Authority police and toll personnel at the bridge toll plaza will maintain the feed. The Authority plans to use the social media site to post traffic alerts, accident news, weather-related road conditions and interesting bridge related facts. Staff will also tweet information regarding planned lane closures for construction and maintenance.
Green stressed, however, that the @demembridge Twitter page will not be monitored 24/7. In cases of emergencies, drivers should call 911. In addition, the Authority urges drivers to refrain from mobile internet browsing while behind the wheel.
Originally constructed in 1951 and 1968, respectively, the Delaware Memorial Bridge’s 3,650-feet twin spans are crossed by more than 80,000 vehicles each day.
For more information, follow the Delaware Memorial Bridge on Twitter @demembridge or visit www.drba.net for additional information on toll rates, the Veterans Memorial Park and history of the Twin Span.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, is charged with providing vital transportation links between Delaware and New Jersey as well as economic development in the three counties of Delaware and the four southern counties of New Jersey. To fulfill these missions, the Authority operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing, the Salem County Business Center and five regional airports—New Castle, Civil Air Terminal at Dover AFB, and Delaware Airpark, all in Delaware, and Millville and Cape May, both in New Jersey.
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