STOCKTON, NJ – The Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll-Supported Bridge’s weathered wooden pedestrian walkway will be closed for public use during weekday daytime hours over the next three weeks, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today.

On or about Monday, April 24, Commission maintenance workers will launch a project involving the removal of the bridge walkway’s wooden planks and replacement with composite decking – a material that is more resistant to corrosion, warping, and weathering. All work will be confined to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on any weekday that work takes place.

The walkway will be reopened for use during evenings and weekends, when recreational usage rates are at their highest.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and recreationists are urged to utilize alternative means of crossing the river during walkway closure periods. The two closest pedestrian crossings are at the New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Supported Bridge to the south and the Lumberville-Raven Rock Toll-Supported Pedestrian Bridge to the north.

Note: Bicycle and pedestrian travel is prohibited on the Centre Bridge-Stockton crossing’s vehicular lanes, including when the bridge’s walkway is shutdown.

The walkway redecking project is anticipated to reach completion by May 12, weather permitting.

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:

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