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Mid-Delaware Bridge

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The Mid-Delaware Bridge, sometimes known as the Port Jervi-Matamoras Bridge or the Fourth Barrett Bridge, is a continuous truss bridge which carries U.S. Routes 6 (Pike Street) and U.S. 209 and connects New York and Pennsylvania. It is the only four-lane bridge on the upper main stem of the Delaware.

The current bridge, built by R.C. Ritz Construction Company in 1939 at a cost of $380,000, is the most recent in a long history of crossings between the two communities. It began in the mid-19th century, when the local Milford and Matamoras Railroad settled a dispute with the larger, growing Erie Railroad with the latter's assent to a law requiring that it construct a bridge across the Delaware at Matamoras that could carry both road and rail traffic. It was supposed to have been completed by 1852, but due to the railroad's unsuccessful efforts to have the law requiring the bridge declared unconstitutional it only began building it that year. It was finished in 1854.

The Mid-Delaware has proven hardier than its predecessors, standing firm since 1939 and through a major hurricane flooding in 1955. However, it was closed during the 2006 flooding due to the river waters overrunning its approach roads on either side. Repairs were completed in 2007.

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New York-Pennsylvania Interstate Bridge Commission
55 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore NY 18512