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Can you believe the Delaware Memorial Bridge is 60?

Written on: August 15th, 2011 in Research Room

Did you know that today marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Delaware Memorial Bridge?  60 years ago today, the first span was dedicated.  We had a gentlemen come in who was there! He wanted to see if we had any information from that day.

You should have seen the look on his face as he went through the Opening Day Files. He looked at photographs and the Delaware-New Jersey Ferry Company Records. He also reviewed contract files and the administrative records from DELDOT which show details about the daily maintenance and operation of the bridge. He even watched a video about the bridge construction and the opening.

When he left he thanked us for letting him have such a pleasant stroll down memory lane.  Why not come by and see what memories we hold for you?

Delaware Governor Elbert N. Carvel and New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll Shaking Hands At The Official Opening August 16, 1951

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