The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) today announced the iconic Trenton Makes The World Takes sign on the Lower Trenton Bridge will glow red and white through April to honor the selfless, heroic, life-saving efforts of medical professionals and first responders on the front lines fighting the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The red and white color scheme – reflective of the Red Cross and the garb of nurses during the 1918 influenza pandemic – is in tribute to the region’s tireless caregivers who are courageously working to help people suffering with coronavirus.

The programmable sign lights are expected to glow red and white on every April night except Easter, when a yellow and purple program will be implemented.  During Passover, which starts April 8, the sign will be illuminated in red and white to jointly commemorate caregivers and the eight-day Jewish observance.

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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