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Address: Philadelphia, PA
Description: The largest single span suspension bridge in the world, at 1.8 miles, is...
The largest single span suspension bridge in the world, at 1.8 miles, is brilliantly illuminated at night, with every single cable aglow.
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Beautiful Span and You Will Get to Jersey!

I always enjoy the looks of this large bridge (I love bridges in general) and the access to and from Jersey is excellent in this heart of the city location. Walkway is open in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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405 reviews 405 reviews
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410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I always enjoy the looks of this large bridge (I love bridges in general) and the access to and from Jersey is excellent in this heart of the city location. Walkway is open in season. To get on the Road to "Down the Shore" (As they say in Philadelphia) or to points in Atlantic City you have a choice of... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful to look at during sunset or at night. We accidentally turned onto the bridge. It cost $5 toll to re-enter Philadelphia. Nice view though!!!

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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I live close to the the start of the bridge and often use it to go running. Excellent views day and night. Safe to, there are always bike cops They walkway is open 6am-8 sept-april and 6am-9pm april-sept weather permitting

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takeitallin14
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its a safe bridge to walk across and has outstanding views of the Delaware river North and South from a high point. Its about a 3 mile walk roundtrip and well worth it.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It may be tough but if you can tough out the walk you will be rewarded with a great view of Penn's Landing, Campbell’s Field and the rest of both water fronts.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the best way to cross over the Delaware river. It does cost $5 if you are coming from New Jersey into Philadelphia, but it does not cost to go the opposite way. It is a beautiful, long, bridge, painted blue and you can sometimes see boats below. If crossing into Philly, it is not very far to the... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was staying in Philadelphia and decided I wanted to visit New Jersey just for the sake of saying I've been there. Since I didn't have a car, I decided to walk across this bridge. It is great exercise and you have a great view of the city and river. Fair warning: a train runs below the sidewalk, so when... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First of all let me say that we drove over this bridge to see how long a walk it would be and passed on the idea of walking as it is a good long walk. The walkway also appears to head up, way up and I am not too good with heights so driving over was enough. The bridge itself... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We passed by it from New Jersey to Philadelphia . It's just a bridge but I would say its painted well and has got a nice view.

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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Take the PATCO train from Jersey, it has nice views or you can even bike the bridge or walk - a wonderful experience.

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