TRENTON, N.J. – A summer-long project to replace the Lower Trenton (“Trenton Makes”) Toll-Supported Bridge’s walkway decking has reached completion, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

This means that periodic closures of the bridge’s walkway will no longer be necessary and the walkway is once again available for the public’s use on a 24/7 basis.

For roughly the past two months, a series of periodic walkway closures were implemented to carry out the walkway re-decking project.  The work involved Commission maintenance personnel who remove the walkway’s weathered wooden plants and replacement them with new composite decking.

The 1,022-foot-long, 8-foot-wide walkway last underwent replacement six years ago.  The new composite decking is expected to wear better and last longer than the prior wooden planks.

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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