CAMDEN, NJ — The Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be closed for about two hours Sunday morning and the Camden waterfront and downtown area will be inaccessible to cars as the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Charity Event takes place.
The bridge will be closed Nov. 3 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. to vehicular traffic. PATCO train service will also be affected. Westbound service will run on a regular Sunday schedule, while eastbound service will run on a special schedule which can be found online. River Line service will end at the Walter Rand Transportation Center between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
“While we are excited to see thousands of runners from throughout our region visiting the City of Camden, the resulting closures may affect travel plans in the city and heading to and from Philadelphia,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Throughout the morning, access to the waterfront and nearby institutions will be extremely limited. Motorists should exercise caution and be vigilant for race participants when driving through the city.”
Starting at or around 7 a.m., roads throughout the area will close to accommodate runners who will be traversing the city from the Ben Franklin Bridge tolls to the Rutgers Camden Athletic Fields. Portions of Third Street, Fifth Street, and Cooper Street will be closed, among others.
More information about the 2019 Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge event, the race route, and how to participate, can be found here.