No Bridge Too Far

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© Lanis Rossi
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The Tacony–Palmyra Bridge is a combination steel arch, double-leaf bascule bridge across the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Route 73 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. The bridge has a total length of 3,659 feet and spans 2,324 feet. It was designed by Polish-born architect Ralph Modjeski. After one and a half years of construction, it opened in 1929 to replace the local ferry service

25 responses

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    That bridge used to be .05 cents to cross. Great shot

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Joe took the words right out of my mouth. The toll was a nickel during the years we lived in Abington, 1958-61. I think the Ben Franklin, which was not as convenient to us, may have been free. Classic shot of this classic bridge.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Nice

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Wow, This is fantastic! I have been over that bridge a gazillion times! Many years ago, I lived in Palmyra! Great shot and editing, Lanis!!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Hmm....looks like I'm the only one who hasn't been over the bridge; I don't see how it could look any more perfect than in this photo! Outstanding!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    wow! What a cool bridge! Nicely done

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    FANTASTICa!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    cool pov, Lanis!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    I have also been over that bridge,,these are spectacular colors and the pov is outstanding,,love this image

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    I don't know which I like more, the title or the pic.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    A small version of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, great composition!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    This is a fantastic capture!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful image...Nicely composed with good color.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful composition and tones!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Beautifully captured!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    know it well - excellent capture - and i always love bridges!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (16 Mar 2010):

    A wonderful image!:)

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Magnificent bridge! Very beautiful perspective and capture!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (16 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful bridge. Great comp. as well.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Very nice,...I`ve never seen this bridge,...Love to,...

  • Jim Robertson

    Jim Robertson gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful structure and image!

  • Anupam Mukherjee

    Anupam Mukherjee gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    The master strikes again :)....Great shot

  • William Tracy

    William Tracy said (3 May 2010):

    Last I knew the toll was a dime or maybe up to a quarter, but there was always talk that tolls were to be abolished once the bridge was paid for. Wikipedia says that apparently never happened. Toll now is collected in one direction (into Philadelphia) and is $2.

    Other interesting facts:

    1. It was always two narrow lanes in each direction with no divider. Wikipedia says they have changed the decking and it's now three widened lanes -- two going into Philadelphia and one the other way into New Jersey. I drove heavy trucks across that bridge when it was those four undersized lanes, and that was always a tense experience.

    2. It's a drawbridge, so your crossing may be delayed by shipping.

    3. The toll collectors were given the day off on Christmas and everybody crossed free that day -- a gift from the bridge to the customers. I suspect they don't do that anymore.

    4. The Ben Franklin, unlike one comment suggests, was never free and certainly is not today.

    5. As teenagers (when the toll was a nickel) it was always great sport for us to give the collector a quarter and tell him to let the next four cars through on us! We could be "big spenders."

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