YARDLEY, PA  – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that a Bridge Monitor assigned to safeguarding two of the agency’s weight-restricted truss bridges has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was assigned night shifts – 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. – and worked at the Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge between Bucks County, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ April 24, 25, 29 and 30; and worked at the Washington Crossing Toll-Supported Bridge between Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ April 26.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Commission is recommending pedestrians who crossed the two bridges during the respective times and dates listed above and did not socially distance themselves from a Commission employee they might have encountered to monitor their symptoms and contact a healthcare provider if they are feeling ill.  The Commission will not be providing further information on this matter in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The Commission continues to work closely with its workforce to prevent coronavirus exposure and to provide an environment that is as healthy and safe as possible during this continuing pandemic.

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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