FRENCHTOWN, NJ – The Uhlerstown-Frenchtown Toll-Supported Bridge is scheduled to be restricted to a single alternating traffic lane controlled by flaggers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, and Friday, March 1, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

The vehicular travel restriction will allow engineers to thoroughly inspect the steel-truss structure as a first step toward designing a bridge rehabilitation project that is expected to be carried out in 2025.

One lane at the two-lane bridge will be closed for the inspection work. The bridge’s remaining open lane will then have flaggers posted at each end to control alternating streams of traffic from either direction across the bridge.

Engineers will use the bridge’s temporarily closed travel lane to examine the bridge’s steel truss sections for deterioration and damage. A bucket truck is to be utilized as part of this process.

Motorists are advised to anticipate brief backups and travel delays if they plan to use the bridge during daytime hours next Monday and Friday. Pedestrian crossings at the bridge should not be affected.

The upcoming scheduled vehicular travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergencies, traffic, and staffing considerations.

The bridge links NJ Route 12/Bridge Street in the Borough of Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, N.J. with PA Route 32/River Road in the Uhlerstown section of Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA. The bridge was last rehabilitated in 2001. It carried an average of 4,200 vehicles per day in 2023.

Note: A toll-supported bridge is free for the public’s use, but the cost of operating and maintaining the bridge is funded by a portion of the tolls collected at the Commission’s eight toll bridges.

About the Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed statutorily by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934 and Congress ratified the arrangement under the Compact Clause of U.S. Constitution in August 1935.  The agency operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  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. More than 131.5 million cars and trucks crossed Commission bridges in 2023. For more information, please go to:

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