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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #77 of 287 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Bridges
Description: 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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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bellevue, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I been traveling this bridge since I was a kid. It's the quickest way to get to Philly from the south Camden side. I never walked the bridge but someday maybe I will. I can't say I love it but I also can't say I hate. I,m glad it's there, makes the commute to Philly a quicky.

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Lebanon, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant walk over the Ben Franklin Bridge while visiting Philadelphia a few days ago. Enter via ramp at N. 5th and Race Street. Only the walkway on the south side of the bridge is open to pedestrians and bicyclists. There is a staircase on the Camden side of the bridge that leads to Rutgers University Campus. The... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is 3.6 mile round trip, free and the weather is normally good on Columbus Day every year when I walk it. Join me next year. #BFBRW You see views of I 95, Columbus Boulevard, Old City, The Delaware River, The Battleship NJ, Camden, Camden River Sharks Stadium, and Rutgers Camden Campus. Pat

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This bridge is beautiful! We walked across the bridge to New Jersey and back--enjoying the views along the way. The walkway was above a train track and beside the actual highway--we felt safe. There was a police officer on a bicycle monitoring the bridge too. I definitely recommend walking or bicycling across this bridge. My tracking app recorded the distance... More

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