Walt Whitman Bridge Will Be Waterproof in 2014


The Delaware River Port Authority
has selected a joint venture of URS Corp. and Urban Engineers (the engineers behind Route 476, the Vinestreet Expressway and the redevelopment of 30th Street Station) to provide construction management services for the replacement of the deck of the Walt Whitman Bridge. The seven-lane, 11,981-foot-long bridge connecting Philadelphia and southern New Jersey will be getting new steel decking and a movable barrier to separate eastbound and westbound traffic, and waterproof asphalt surface will cover the entire suspended span. Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014, cost $128 million and be the cause of countless commuter obscenities for the next three years.