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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

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Address: Philadelphia, PA
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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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A very Good Example of a Classic Bridge

This bridge is a good introduction to the city of Philadelphia. spanning the river from New jersey into Philly you get your first good views of the city. The bridge is also a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Neat to walk across and take some neat pictures! Not much else to it, but it's a fun little walk. ...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We walked the bridge on New Year's Day and what a hangover cure it was! The views of Philly are amazing and we were amazed by the sheer size of the bridge. Definitely a highlight to do if you have a couple of hours to spare and want to see fantastic sights of the city. We also walked (almost) under... More 

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Thank EmmaCell0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This bridge is absolutely beautiful anytime of the day, I really enjoyed the view at night though as you will see in the picture. Philly has alot of beautiful must see sights before you leave I wish we would of had more time.

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Thank Mike S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This bridge is a good introduction to the city of Philadelphia. spanning the river from New jersey into Philly you get your first good views of the city. The bridge is also a beautifully done engineering feat that most people just take for granted. I always smile upon going over it. Hard to take pictures from it when driving but... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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459 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great views of Philly as you cross this bridge, busy as heck though. Nice architecture and worth a drive across, just beware the traffic will be dense (especially during rush hours).

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Fords, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

No matter what time of day i was here, it was filled with cars. Ben Franklin Bridge offers amazing views of the downtown Philly area even if you are driving on it because you will end up in bumper to bumper traffic. It takes atleast 30 mins to navigate during rush hour. It is one of the nicer bridges though... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This place you can walk and see a beautiful landscape. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to see the Adventure Aquarium in Camden and took this bridge over the Delaware River. It is free to drive to Camden, but you must pay to get out and back to Philly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This bridge runs over the Delaware River from Camden New Jersey directly to downtown Philadelphia. This is an old Bridge with a lot of history.

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Thank agflag
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

$5 for the privilege of driving over this bridge on our way from Atlantic City to Philly... Till free if traveling in the opposite direction. Good skyline view of Philly from here.

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