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Delaware Memorial Bridge sets a record for September traffic

Ken MammarellaGovernment & Politics, Headlines

Delaware Memorial Bridge

Delaware Memorial Bridge (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

The Delaware Memorial Bridge this year set a record for September traffic, the Delaware River and Bay Authority announced, with 1,506,880 vehicles.

Continued strength in commercial traffic and passenger car volumes offsets weakness in daily commuter numbers, with so many people still working from home.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge has now set record traffic volume for the months of June, July and September this year,” said Thomas J. Cook, the authority’s executive director. “And the bridge handled its second most ever in August 2021. Given the early trend this month, I expect October numbers to be close if not exceed the record monthly number of 1,534,595 set in 2019.”

The bridge’s annual record was set in 2019, with 18,288,314 vehicles through the southbound toll plaza. Despite the rebound in traffic volume last four months, traffic remain off nearly 15% compared to 2019 figures.

Month 2021 2019 Difference

January    1,128,760      1,242,187    -113,427

February      947,280      1,159,315   -212,035

March        1,291,613     1,338,425   -46,812

April           1,407,160     1,558,271   -151,111

May            1,531,717     1,598,712   -66,554

June           1,627,547     1,619,637   +7,910

July             1,836,025     1,723,331  +112,694

August        1,825,524     1,845,190  -19,666

September  1,506,880     1,491,194  +15,868

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