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Address: Philadelphia, PA

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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Nice bridge

This bridge is nice, but it is not the must in Philadelphia. You can take some nice pictures there..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Benjamin Franklin Bridge is one of the oldest and best in country. Goes right from the center city to the city of Camden - on the other side of Delaware River. A grand structure! Especially well looking at dusk and at night.

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Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is nice, but it is not the must in Philadelphia. You can take some nice pictures there..

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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Connecting Camden, NJ and Philadelphia and points south, this bridge can get hectic.Stay in left lanes for 8th Street and Center City, as well as for I-676 and I-76, and the right lanes for I-95 and points south heading to Philly. Heading to Camden, stay in left lanes for Routes 38, 70 and 130 (Shore points and east), and immediate... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Stunning big suspension bridge across the Delaware river connecting Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Camden New Jersey. A busy but attractive iconic bridge.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

But it's in need of a good power wash and the traffic didn't lend itself to enjoying the view as the driver. Be careful, the locals are aggressive.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I did this walk with my adult daughter. Including the walk along the road ramps to even get to the bridge sidewalk, this is a significantly LONG walk. The views are definitely great, particularly of the Philadelphia side, but I think everyone should be aware of the effort of the walk. Not a walk for young children. Count on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Yesterday we decided to finally walk across the Ben Franklin after many years of saying we would do it. Alyssa, Kim, and I set out from NJ we took the Speed Line to 8th and Market and set out to walk just several blocks to the bridge.Wow what a great day we had it was sunny warm and probably one... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

If you have the energy, a walk across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is highly worth it. It's definitely a long walk, but the views are spectacular. To the south is Penn's Landing and the Camden Waterfront, and to the north a variety of church spires and steeples can be seen.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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