DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

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The Delaware Memorial Bridge is a self-supporting toll bridge operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state agency. Tolls are collected in the southbound direction only.

ABOUT

The Delaware Memorial Bridge links Delaware and New Jersey with graceful twin suspension spans that soar high above the Delaware River, just north of the mouth of the Delaware Bay.

HISTORY

The Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span is a lasting memorial to those soldiers who gave their lives in World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

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In April 1945 the Delaware State Highway Department was authorized to construct and operate a crossing of the Delaware River between New Castle, Delaware, and Pennsville, New Jersey. It took $44 million to build the graceful 440-foot-high span, which opened to traffic on August 15, 1951.

By 1955, nearly 8 million vehicles were crossing the bridge each year—almost double the original projection. As a result, talks about building a second bridge were soon underway, and a twin span was dedicated in 1968. Although the spans look identical, there are differences. Today, more than 100,000 vehicles cross the twin spans on their combined total of 8 lanes daily.

  1. September 21, 2021
    Installation of New Bridge Joints Require 10-Day Closure of 2 Right Lanes on New Jersey Bound Span for Ten Day Period

    The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, PA, will be working to install new bridge joints at two locations on the New Jersey bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  This pilot installation project is part of the Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) deck overlay pilot construction program that was completed on the New Jersey-bound Span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge last year.  Starting at 5:00A on Monday, September 27 and ending no later than 6:00A on Thursday, October 7, 2021, two right lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic for the installation process. 

  2. September 2, 2021
    Bridge Painting Project Requires Lane Closures on New Jersey bound Span

    The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Blastech Enterprises, Inc. of Baltimore, is working to remove old paint coatings and apply new primer and paint to the side spans of the New Jersey bound bridge.   One lane will be closed in the northbound direction for this construction project; with a second lane closed periodically during the hours of 9:00A – 2:00P on weekdays only. 

  3. August 31, 2021
    Bridge Steelwork Repairs and Suspension Rope Work Requires Lane Closure on Delaware bound Span

    The Delaware River and Bay Authority’s (DRBA) contractor, Cornell and Company of Westville, New Jersey, is working to repair steel and replace suspension ropes on the Delaware bound Span.  One lane will be closed during the duration of this project which is expected to be completed by October 2021.

Toll information

One-way tolls went into effect on the Delaware Memorial Bridge in 1992. For passenger vehicles, the one-way fare is $5.00. Tolls are paid by vehicles traveling from New Jersey to Delaware. 


For toll questions contact:

Toll Supervisor
E: DMBTollSupervisors@drba.net
T: 302.571.6373

discount packages

Frequent Traveler Plan:
20 Trips valid for 90 Days
$45.00
Commuter Plan:
22 Trips valid for 30 Days
$27.50

These discount programs are tag specific, require enrollment, and apply only to passenger vehicles (2 axle, single tire) with New Jersey E-ZPass® accounts. 

delaware memorial bridge traffic cams

The DRBA has six live web cams at the Delaware Memorial Bridge and its Toll Plaza.

Location

The Delaware Memorial Bridge joins Pennsville, New Jersey, and New Castle, Delaware.

In New Jersey, the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 130 and Interstate 295 lead into the Delaware-bound lanes.

In Delaware, Interstate 295 and Routes 9, 13 and 40 Provide access to the Jersey-bound lanes.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge is a major link in the transportation system for the entire Eastern United States.


did you know

The Delaware Memorial Bridge opened to the public on August 16, 1951 as a one span bridge.

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