January 20, 2017
The Delaware River–Turnpike Toll Bridge in Bucks County has been closed for the foreseeable future for emergency repairs.
A structural steel component was found to be cracked on the bridge, which connects the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) and the New Jersey Turnpike.
The NJTA is the owner of the eastern half of the four-lane steel arch-shaped continuous truss bridge, which crosses the Delaware River, connecting Bristol in Pennsylvania and Burlington in New Jersey. It opened in May 1956.
Pennsylvania Turnpike motorists heading eastbound into New Jersey should use the below alternate route, the PTA recommended:
Take the Delaware Valley Exit, #359; follow U.S. Route 13 south to PA Route 413 south, cross the Burlington-Bristol Bridge to U.S. Route 130, heading north. Take U.S. Route 130 north to Route 541 to New Jersey Turnpike Exit 5.
Expect slow-moving or stopped traffic in the area, especially during the afternoon and evening hours.
To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone.