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Light testing scheduled for Friday evening at Easton-Phillipsburg ‘free bridge’

Another session of testing and troubleshooting work on the Easton-Phillipsburg “free bridge” recently installed programmable color-changing LED architectural lighting system is scheduled for approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

Lane closures are not expected to be needed, the commission said.

The lighting system was installed as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation project at the Easton-Phillipsburg “free bridge.” The project, which began in late 2021, is on the cusp of reaching final completion, the commission said.

Technicians initiated efforts to fine-tune the computer-controlled system earlier this month. Those testing sessions generated a flurry of community social media posts on both sides of the river, with overwhelming numbers of area residents expressing enthusiastic and appreciative comments, the commission said.

The 550-foot-long, 36-foot-wide bridge is the Commission’s busiest non-toll crossing. The bridge has a three-ton weight limit and a 15-mph speed limit. Bridge monitors are stationed at each end of the bridge on a 24/7 basis to prevent crossings of overweight vehicles, the commission said.

For more information on the project, click here.

Jay Edwards

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