Cheryl L. Baisden
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (September 23, 2009)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.6 MB
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The Delaware River was once a lifeline for Pennsylvania and New Jersey colonists who depended on the waterway as their purely provide direction. by the point ferry carrier used to be introduced among Camden and Philadelphia in 1688, citizens on each side of the river have been already dreaming of a bridge crossing. approximately 240 years later, the Delaware River Bridge Joint fee, later often called the Delaware River Port Authority, made that dream a truth. Delaware River Port Authority explores the region's early river transportation, failed plans for waterway crossings, and the tales at the back of the authority's 4 exact bridges-the Benjamin Franklin, on the time the world's longest single-span bridge; Walt Whitman, which triggered a church-sponsored debate; Commodore Barry, the nation's longest cantilever bridge at development; and Betsy Ross, the nation's moment bridge named for a woman-as good because the groundbreaking PATCO Speedline.