Delaware Memorial Bridge To Close Tomorrow Morning While Ship Passes


Early tomorrow morning, Tuesday, April 2, at approximately 5:00, the ZHEN HUA 25, a heavy lift vessel which transported and unloaded two (2) new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the Port of Philadelphia, will navigate south beneath the spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The ZHEN HUA 25 is destined for Wilmington, North Carolina where the third crane aboard the heavy lift vessel will be offloaded at the Port of Wilmington.

As a precaution and to eliminate driver distraction, the Delaware Memorial Bridge, both northbound and southbound, will be temporarily closed to all traffic for a period of approximately 30 minutes while the ship travels north to Philadelphia. This temporary closure may take place sometime between 4:45 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. early Tuesday morning. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should plan accordingly.

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At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, the ZHEN HUA 25, a heavy lift vessel transporting two (2) new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes bound for Philadelphia, PA., will be navigating beneath the spans of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.


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