US 130 in New Jersey
According to foodezine, US 130 is a US Highway in the United States. The road is a secondary route only in the state of New Jersey, passing through the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and New York. The road begins in Pennsville and runs to North Brunswick, parallel to the New Jersey Turnpike. The road is 134 kilometers long.
US 130 at Burlington.
At Pennsville, US 130 begins at a junction with Interstate 295, just after the Delaware border. The road then runs along the wide Delaware River, parallel to I-295 and some distance from the New Jersey Turnpike. This area consists of some scattered suburbs without a continuous character. At Bridgeport, one crosses US 322 which comes from the western suburbs of Philadelphia and runs to Atlantic City. After this, the road merges with I-295 as far as Westville. From here on, the area has been continuously urbanized with old and sometimes run-down Philadelphia suburbs, most notably the city of Camden. One then crosses the Interstate 76, just before the end of that freeway, and the road then forms the major Crescent Boulevard through Camden. A few intersections are partially grade separated, such as with US 30 running to Atlantic City. This is followed by a connection with SR-90, which runs with a toll bridge to the north side of the city of Philadelphia. US 130 then forms a 2×3 lane trunk road through a small suburban area between Camden and Trenton.
At Roebling, it connects with Interstate 276, which forms Philadelphia’s northern bypass. Near Trenton you cross Interstate 295 again, and not much further also Interstate 195, the highway from Trenton to Neptune City. The road then runs in 2×2 lanes parallel to the New Jersey Turnpike, through a partially urbanized area connecting the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. In North Brunswick, US 130 terminates at a junction with US 1, the main road from Trenton to New Brunswick.
US 130 was created in 1926 and at the time only ran from Camden to Trenton. In 1935 the route was extended northeast to New Brunswick and in 1938 to Pennsville. US 130 was originally of substantial through importance on the east bank of the Delaware River and bypass of the Philadelphia region, but the route lost its through importance after the New Jersey Turnpike was completed in the 1950s.
US 202 in New Jersey
According to bittranslators, US 202 is a US Highway in the US state of New Jersey. The road forms a north-south route through the center and north of the state, from the Pennsylvania border through the western New York suburban area to the New York State border. The road is 130 kilometers long.
The freeway of the US 202 at Ringoes.
At the village of Lambertville, US 202 in Pennsylvania crosses the Delaware River via a toll bridge and enters from the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. US 202 is then a 2×2 highway until Ringoes, about 10 miles further, and then a 2×2 trunk road through rural New Jersey. It takes only 30 kilometers to reach the first suburbs of New York, around Somerville. In Somerville you cross US 22 and merge US 206 from Trenton. Both roads then run north through the Watchung Mountains, through expensive suburbs further away from Manhattan. Interstate 287 is crossed here twice, the ring road from Perth Amboy to New City and also Interstate 78 that comes from Allentown in Pennsylvania. At Bedminster, US 202 turns northeast and runs parallel to I-287 along the edge of the suburban area. You pass through Morristown and in Parsippany you first cross Interstate 80 and then US 46 that runs parallel to it. The road then veers east, crosses I-287 again and heads to Totowa before continuing northwest on State Route 23 for a short while before US 202 turns north, then northeast to rejoin I-287. to cross twice. At Mahwah the border follows with New Yorkand US 202 in New York continues to Peekskill.
US 202 was added to the network in 1934. The route in New Jersey has not changed substantially since then, although its importance has changed, most notably with the construction of Interstate 287 between 1964 and 1973. On July 22, 1971, the New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge opened to traffic across the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania border . The 10-kilometer-long section of the highway to Ringoes probably also opened at that time.
Walt Whitman Bridge
|Walt Whitman Bridge|
|Total length||3,652 meters|
|Main span||610 meters|
|Bridge deck height||47 meters|
|Traffic intensity||120,000 mvt/day|
The Walt Whitman Bridge is a suspension bridge in the United States, located in Philadelphia on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Walt Whitman Bridge spans the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Camden. The bridge is a steel suspension bridge with a total length of 3,652 meters and a main span of 610 meters. The free passage under the bridge is 47 meters. Over the bridge runs Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania with 7 lanes, the middle lane is an alternate lane with a movable barrier, as is more common in the region. The bridge is a toll road.
After the construction of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the 1920s, a second major span was needed at Philadelphia to handle through traffic. This became the Walt Whitman Bridge, which was built in the mid-1950s. The bridge opened to traffic on May 16, 1957. It has since become the busiest span in the Philadelphia area. The bridge is named after the poet Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) who lived in Camden.
In 2010, 120,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every day, which means it is at its maximum capacity.
Like all bridges over the Delaware River near Philadelphia, the Walt Whitman Bridge is also a toll bridge. The toll is $5 and is charged toward Philadelphia only.