Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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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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Penny E
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Hop on a hike and do this. It was so much fun. We downloaded the app and easily got electric bikes (can get normal too) from a dock and cycle over the bridge. Not hard work with an electric! Views were great and it was very quiet! After we cycled to Penns landing and hung around here for a while. Philli is great for cycling around!
Written March 1, 2023
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lahardy96
Chicago31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I must admint that I enjoy walking bridges. And the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was no disappointment. It's about 1.5 miles each way, great views, nice size path, and a couple of wider areas for observation, and plenty of traffic (walkers, bikers, and a police officer patrolling). If you are too tired to walk back, there is a high speed train you can get on. All you have to do is walk up 5th street and you'll run into the path.
Written September 21, 2009
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We crossed the bridge to leave Philadelphia to go home. Nice bridge during the day. I love when it's lit up at night. Going into Philadelphia, this bridge is closer to downtown.
Written August 22, 2021
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This bridge was lit up purple last night. Very cool looking. We "accidentally" drove through Philadelphia last night. Beautiful old bridge just like the ones we have in NYC.
Written August 29, 2019
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Good suspension bridges are a thing of beauty and this is a good one. Not a great one--think the Golden Gate Bridge, but still one of interest. Everyone of them is an engineering marvel.

This one is a good span connection Philly and Camden. You get a great view of the city--Philadelphia, not Camden, when approaching from the east. You can see the battleship and the skyline clearly.
Written October 4, 2019
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Daydream2143
Nottingham, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're ever in Philly then make sure you set aside a couple of hours to walk over the Benjamin Franklin bridge. It's shear size will leave you breathless and the views are superb especially from the south walkway. Be advised that the bridge is very long and it will take you a fair amount of time to get from one end to the other and back again especially if you're battling against a VERY strong wind like I was! As an added extra, at night the whole thing is lit up beautifully with lots of red and white lights. Well worth checking out!
Written December 15, 2002
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Slythe777
136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is lit up so nicely and it complements the cityscape of Philadelphia when you are coming back in from Camden. Highly recommend walking or riding a bike on it during the day.
Written February 18, 2020
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Andrew M
Chichester, UK919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Yes, other reviewers are correct. You need to join the bridge at Race Street and 5th Street where there is a long walkway leading to the bridge.

Watch out for the joggers / runners and even more, the cyclists.

At the halfway point, you can get a great view of the City of Philadelphia and of Camden on the New Jersey side.

Well worth the long walk & take your camera.
Written October 15, 2017
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Davin D
San Antonio, TX846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Architecturally amazingThis bridge is so beautiful to see and it’s amazing how something of this stature and magnitude was built so many years ago. I just wish it was free to travel on lots of life
Written April 19, 2021
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wanttotravelmore1975
West Deptford, NJ28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
This is an amazing walkway from Philadelphia to NJ or vice versa. Parking is a little tricky but for those who live close and enjoy jogging or such, it's a great place. Enjoyed the stroll across the bridge and being able to take some interesting photographies. Wheelchair accessible ONLY from the Philadelphia,PA site since there are steps on the NJ site.
Written January 24, 2018
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