Where Is the Walt Whitman Bridge?


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The Walt Whitman Bridge spans the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Gloucester City in Camden County, New Jersey. It is owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.

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The American poet Walt Whitman was a resident in nearby Camden, New Jersey, late in his life. The bridge is part of Interstate 76 and is one of six expressway-standard bridges that connect Philadelphia and New Jersey. The seven-lane bridge opened in 1957, and it charges a westbound toll of $5 as of September 2015. The bridge has three dedicated lanes traveling in each direction, as well as a middle lane that can be switched to accommodate heavy traffic in either direction.

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