- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say plans to construct a bicycle and handicap ramp on a bridge connecting New Jersey and Philadelphia have been pushed back.

The Courier-Post in Cherry Hill reports (https://on.cpsj.com/2e4gzuu ) construction bids for the Ben Franklin Bridge project were twice the estimated $4 million cost.

Bicyclists must carry their bicycles up several stories of stairs under the bridge in Camden if they want to use the walkway to ride to Philadelphia.

The Delaware River Port Authority had planned to replace the stairway with a ramp. The ramp was scheduled to open in 2018.

Authority officials on Wednesday said they rejected bids for the project last week.

Agency engineers say they’ve hired a consultant to help look into possible design changes that would make the project less expensive.

___

Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), https://www.courierpostonline.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide