Preserving a bridge, one paint coat at a time – The News Journal
My favorite bridge(s), the Delaware Memorial Bridge which carries Interstate 295 and US 40 between Delaware and New Jersey is being repainted. A photographer went along for the story and took some video in addition to photographs:
The video features the external elevators that I dislike for aesthetic reasons:
— Del Memorial Bridge (@demembridge) March 15, 2014
The pic referred to in the tweet is one my wife took in 2013 on our way back from a visit to The Jersey Shore.
All those trips down the Shore are one of the reasons I love those bridge(s), though the novelty of twin suspension bridges is a big part of it too. No, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge doesn’t count — those are fraternal twins. Technically, the Delaware Memorial Bridges are too, as the Delaware-bound span is wider, but that is not distinguishable to the eye. The towers are 440 feet tall.
Learn more at Steve Anderson’s phillyroads.com
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