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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Philadelphia, PA
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The largest single span suspension bridge in the world, at 1.8 miles, is brilliantly illuminated at night, with every single cable aglow.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new jersey” (20 reviews)
“great walk” (6 reviews)
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Philadelphia, PA
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"new jersey"
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"great walk"
in 6 reviews
"philly skyline"
in 4 reviews
"painted blue"
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"awesome views"
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"great view of the city"
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"center city"
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"take pictures"
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"camden"
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"joggers"
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"patco"
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"race"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Huge bridge that soars across the Delaware River connecting New Jersey to Philadelphia. Some good views from up on top.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were visiting Philly, but staying across in NJ (cheaper :-) so we crossed this bridge every day. On the way to NJ it's free, but to Philly there's I think, a 5$ toll, included in EZ pass if you have it. The bridge, painted...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This bridge crosses the Delaware River that separates PA and NJ. If you're heading to the Jersey Shore from the west, you're almost definitely going to go over this bridge.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is an amazing walkway from Philadelphia to NJ or vice versa. Parking is a little tricky but for those who live close and enjoy jogging or such, it's a great place. Enjoyed the stroll across the bridge and being able to take some interesting...More

1  Thank wanttotravelmore1975
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia is a nice bridge to drive at and you can see an amazing view of the city of Brotherly Love. It’s a must do Atratction.

Thank D_v_D_USA
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Ben is our most recognizable bridge for a few reasons. It crosses the Delaware river and connects Phila. and NJ right in the center of the city. It is painted blue and is lighted. It also has the PATCO rail line runs under it...More

Thank BobMcGowan
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very well maintained public park on water front . A hit for Morning and all time Joggers. Ideal location for family photo ops.

Thank GAUTAMPhagwara
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Yes, other reviewers are correct. You need to join the bridge at Race Street and 5th Street where there is a long walkway leading to the bridge. Watch out for the joggers / runners and even more, the cyclists. At the halfway point, you can...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I had a pleasant walk across the bridge on a relatively warm September morning. Since we live in New Jersey, we took Patco to 8th and Market and had a short walk to the corner of Race and 5th where the pedestrian...More

1  Thank Trudy P
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Can easily get up to bridge walkway at base of bridge in Philadelphia about a mile from historic area . Then nice easy walk on raised walkway across Delaware river GREAT VIEWS OF PHILLY SKYLINE AND RIVER TRAFFIC . Can walk as short or as...More

Thank Andy R
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PhillyJackie
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Response from SoapChem | Reviewed this property |
Just go north up to Race and 5th street and that is pretty much where the walkway starts. Coming from independence park just do not cross under the bridge. There is a walkway on the northside of the bridge, but it is... More
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