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Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

Photo of Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge

The Portland-Columbia Pedestrian Bridge connects Portland, Pennsylvania, to Columbia, New Jersey. It is owned by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and is on the site of a covered bridge. The original bridge dates back to 1869, when a timber bridge was built and covered by a wooden shed. The bridge was 775 feet long. Starting in 1917, the bridge charged toll for crossing. It remained open for traffic until 1953, when a new bridge opened nearby. The covered bridge was lost in a flood in 1955, and replaced by a pedestrian bridge that is now part of the Liberty Trail which connects the September 11 Memorial in New York City and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

The pedestrian bridge is adjacent to the Portland-Columbia Toll Bridge, which carries vehicular traffic over the river. The pedestrian bridge is free and open to the public and offers scenic views of the river and the surrounding mountains. Photo: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commimssion
1199 Woodside Road
Yardley PA 19067