1951: The Late-Night Opening of the Delaware Memorial Bridge — Transportation History

August 16, 1951 At a minute past midnight, the Delaware Memorial Bridge linking Delaware with New Jersey was officially opened to traffic. Motorists had been lined up for up to 20 hours beforehand to travel over the newly built 2,150-foot-long bridge across the Delaware River, and the first person to make that drive (approaching the structure […]

1951: The Late-Night Opening of the Delaware Memorial Bridge — Transportation History

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