Active Alert
February 26, 2024

Alternating Single-Lane Travel at Washington Crossing Bridge Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27

The Washington Crossing Toll-Supported Bridge is scheduled to be reduced to a single alternating-travel lane controlled by flaggers 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The traffic restriction is needed so maintenance personnel can install cables for the bridge's upcoming biennial inspection process.

Motorists may experience backups and delays if they attempt to use the bridge on Tuesday.  New Jersey-bound motorists are urged to use the nearby Scudder Falls Toll Bridge on Tuesday.

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

In the event of postponement or a need for additional time to complete the maintenance task, Tuesday's travel restriction will be extended/rescheduled for either Wednesday or Thursday, Feb. 28-29.

Active Alert
February 21, 2024

Saturday Project Work at New Hope-Lambertville Bridge Scheduled for Feb. 24 and March 2

Construction crews are expected to be working at the New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge ("the free bridge") during daytime hours Saturday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, March 2.

The work will take pace in the area of the bridge's closed upstream vehicular lane.  The bridge will remain open to Pennsylvania-bound vehicles and pedestrians.  The New Jersey-bound traffic detour remains in effect through September.

The Saturday work will involve installation of under-deck shielding beneath the bridge and installation of upper platform panels on the truss span closest to New Jersey on Feb. 24 and on the second truss span from the New Jersey side on March 2.

Active Alert
January 30, 2024

New Hope-Lambertville 'Free' Bridge NJ-Bound Detour in Effect through September

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge is now closed to New Jersey-bound traffic at the intersections of Main and E. Bridge streets in New Hope, PA.

The bridge remains open to Pennsylvania-bound vehicles with a traffic shift starting on the Lambertville side.  The bridge's walkway also remains in service at this time.

(See drawing of bridge travel pattern below.)


The bridge's uninterrupted New Jersey-bound traffic detour is expected to remain in place for eight months, ending in late September.  The detour has two starting points: at the intersection of East Bridge and Main streets in New Hope and at the intersection of West Bridge Street and Route 202 to the west of New Hope’s commercial center.

Detour signage directs affected motorists to the nearby New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge and Route 202 northbound, which is toll-free for travel into New Jersey.  Take the first New Jersey exit and proceed onto Route 29 southbound.  The detour ends at the intersection of Main Street/Route 29 and Bridge Street/Route 179 in Lambertville.

The NJ-bound detour map can be viewed at this link: https://www.drjtbc.org/wp-content/uploads/NJ-bound_travel_detour_January_to_September.pdf

This travel pattern will allow work crews to execute the first stage of construction on a 10-month-long rehabilition of the 120-year-old bridge.

The following drawing depicts the bridge's Stage 1 travel pattern looking from New Hope, PA. toward Lambertville: