Benjamin Franklin Bridge – Philadelphia, PA, and Camden, NJ

ben franklin bridge coatings project

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), is a suspension bridge built in the mid-1920’s that carries seven lanes of traffic, two pedestrian walkways, and two PATCO high-speed rail lines across the Delaware River between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. The bridge was originally coated with lead-based paint and has been repainted numerous times, including a partial recoating in 1989.

KTA has performed coating condition assessments, preliminary design services, construction cost estimating, construction inspection, and environmental monitoring services on the multi-phase lead-based paint removal and recoating project of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge for DRPA. Additionally, KTA provided coatings-related design services for the rehabilitation of the PATCO rail line track structure.