YARDLEY, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is mourning the recent passing of the agency’s former award-winning chief engineer, George A. Alexandridis, P.E., of Lawrenceville, N.J.
Mr. Alexandridis died on Monday, June 27, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 87.
Mr. Alexandridis helped shape and guide the Commission’s rolling capital improvement program established in 2001 and he led the pivotal environmental documentation and conceptual design process for the agency’s recently completed Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project.
“George Alexandridis’s dedication to his engineering profession and transportation was in a class by itself,” said Joe Resta, the Commission’s executive director. “He left an indelible mark on the Commission’s engineering department, overseeing the completion of more than 100 projects that are benefitting New Jersey and Pennsylvania motorists to this day.”
Mr. Alexandridis’s accomplishments at the Commission included the introduction of E-ZPass toll collections and extensive rehabilitations and improvements at three toll bridges, 11 toll-supported (non-toll) bridges, and all seven of the agency’s cash/E-ZPass toll plazas. His work helped to reduce traffic congestion at Commission toll crossings while improving security and safety throughout the system.
He worked at the Commission from 1999 to 2012. He was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious New Jersey Alliance for Action’s Dr. John L. Buzzi Engineering Excellence Award and the Professional Engineer’s Society of New Jersey’s 2006 Government Service Award.
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 125.2 million cars and trucks crossed Commission bridges in 2021. For more information, please go to: www.drjtbc.org.