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Calhoun Street Bridge

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The Calhoun Street Bridge is the oldest bridge structure owned and operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. It turned 125 years old on October 20, 2009. Of the 20 bridges in the DRJTBC system, the Calhoun Street Toll-Supported Bridge is the only one made of wrought iron. A Phoenix Pratt truss with a total length of 1,274 feet, it also holds the distinction as the Commission’s longest through-truss bridge and the Commission’s only seven-span truss bridge.

The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the corresponding state lists for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It connects Calhoun Street in Trenton, New Jersey with Trenton Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. It is located approximately one mile north of the Lower Trenton ("Trenton Makes") Bridge. The bridge is a major commuter route for Pennsylvania residents who work in state government and other businesses in Trenton. The span carried a daily average of 18,400 vehicles in 2008. The Calhoun Street Bridge is posted for a three-ton weight limit, eight-foot vertical clearance, and a 15-mph speed limit. Commission bridge officers are continuously stationed at each end of the bridge to enforce the bridge’s weight limits.

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