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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #65 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner description: The largest single span suspension bridge in the world, at 1.8 miles, is brilliantly illuminated at...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner 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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Georgia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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