ZHEN HUA 25 to Navigate beneath Delaware Memorial Bridge on March 26
Traffic Flow on Twin Spans to be Temporarily Interrupted as Vessel Passes Below
NEW CASTLE, Del. At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, the ZHEN HUA 25, a heavy lift vessel transporting two (2) new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes bound for Philadelphia, PA., will be navigating beneath the spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
As a precaution and to eliminate driver distraction, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, both northbound and southbound, will be temporarily closed to all traffic for a period of approximately 30 minutes while the ship travels north to Philadelphia. This temporary closure may take place sometime between 11:45 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. Tuesday night (March 26). Traffic delays are expected and motorists should plan accordingly.
The distance from the water level to the top of the cranes aboard the ZHEN HUA25 is 188 feet, 3 inches. Due to tides levels and the Delaware Memorial Bridge’s measured clearances, the vessel must travel under the spans during the period of low tide.