Passenger Vehicles & Pedestrians Can Use Nearby Weight-Restricted Calhoun Street Bridge; Trucks, Other Large Vehicles Must Use Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge
The Lower Trenton “Trenton Makes” Bridge is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic and pedestrians 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 7th, to 6:00am Saturday, Dec. 8th.
During the closure period, affected passenger vehicles and pedestrians are advised to use the nearby Calhoun Street Bridge to cross the river between Trenton and Morrisville, PA.
Trucks and other larger vehicles – the preponderance of which are already prohibited from crossing the Lower Trenton Bridge – should use the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge. (The Calhoun Street Bridge has a 3-ton weight restriction and an 8-foot height restriction and is posted with bridge monitors to prevent crossings of oversized/overweight vehicles.)
Approach roadway segments on both sides of the Lower Trenton Bridge will be impassable during the overnight bridge closure period. Variable message signs are already posted at those locations to alert motorists. The bridge’s “Trenton Makes The World Takes” sign also will be unlit Friday night.
The scheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, traffic, and project mobilization considerations.
About the Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 143.8 million cars and trucks in 2017. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.