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Pedestrian Walkway

Walk the Ben Franklin Bridge

Breathtaking Views and a Piece of History Await

The Ben Franklin Bridge isn’t just a way to cross the Delaware River – it’s an experience. For pedestrians and cyclists, the Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway offers a unique opportunity to combine exercise, stunning scenery, and a touch of history.

Here’s why you should lace up your walking shoes or grab your bike and explore the Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway:

Panoramic Paradise: Imagine breathtaking views of the Philadelphia and Camden skylines sparkling on either side of you, with the wide Delaware River flowing beneath. The Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway offers this scenic panorama as your companion on your journey.

Active Commute, Elevated Experience: Ditch the crowded bus or train and transform your commute into an invigorating experience. Walk, run, or cycle across the bridge, enjoying the fresh air and exercise while getting where you need to go.

Safety First, Scenery Second: The walkway is completely separate from traffic, providing a safe and dedicated path for pedestrians and cyclists. Peace of mind lets you fully enjoy the sights and sounds around you.

A Step Back in Time: The Ben Franklin Bridge is a Philadelphia landmark, a symbol of the city’s rich history. Walking across it allows you to connect with the past and appreciate the engineering marvel that connects two vibrant cities.

Walkway Access: In Philadelphia, access to the walkway is located at 5th and Race Street, across the street from the U.S. Mint. In New Jersey, the walkway can be accessed at 4th and Pearl Street.

Trailblazer’s Paradise: The Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway isn’t the end of the journey, but the beginning. The walkway connects to trail systems on both sides of the river, allowing you to extend your exploration on foot or bike for a longer adventure.

Ready to Walk the Walk?

The Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway is open daily from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (October 1 – April 30) and from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM (May 1 – September 30). Plan your visit and experience the beauty and history firsthand!

Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Accessible Entrance Information

The Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway is happy to offer ADA-compliant access for visitors of all abilities. Here’s what you need to know:

Location: The ADA entrance is located on the Camden, New Jersey side of the bridge, at 4th and Pearl Street. This entrance features an accessible ramp that provides a gradual incline for easy access to the walkway.


  • The ramp is designed to meet ADA standards for grade, width, and handrails.
  • If you require additional assistance, it’s recommended to bring a companion or notify someone in advance for support.

Philadelphia Entrance:

  • Currently, there is no ADA-compliant entrance on the Philadelphia side of the bridge.
  • However, the walkway itself is accessible once you reach it.

Additional Resources:

  • For more information about the Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway, including hours of operation and current conditions, visit the Delaware River Port Authority website: Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway: [invalid URL removed]

We hope this information helps you plan your accessible visit to the Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway!



  • Use caution and cross at your own risk. Be alert for others including maintenance crews at work, cyclists and runners.
  • Cyclists yield to pedestrians and use audible warnings. Slow down at approach to stairs on the New Jersey entrances.
  • Leashed pets welcome. Please clean up after your pet.
  • A portable toilet is available at the south entrance in Philadelphia.
  • Photography & filming for commercial use require approval. To learn more, click here.

Strictly Prohibited:

  • Blocking footwalk
  • Alcohol
  • Defacing property
  • Climbing
  • Attaching or throwing objects
  • Banners and signs
  • Skating or skateboarding
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Drones

The Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrian Walkway offers a picturesque route for walkers, runners and cyclists between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.

In Philadelphia, access to the walkway is located at 5th and Race Street, across the street from the U.S. Mint. In New Jersey, the walkway can be accessed at 4th and Pearl Street.

The walkway is open daily:
October 1 – April 30 from 6AM – 8PM
May 1 – September 30 from 6AM. – 9PM.


North Walkway: OPEN DAILY
South Walkway: CLOSED 
(Under construction with $8 million in upgrades. Learn more.)