|Posted:||February 23, 2021 12:48 PM|
|From:||Senator Cris Dush|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Bridge Naming - Governor Tom Wolf Toll Bridge|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce a bill to name the Girard Point Bridge, The Governor Tom Wolf Toll - Bridge.
The bridge is a double- decked cantilever style truss bridge. The bridge is nearly a mile long and spans the scenic Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia.
Per PennDOT, the bridge “carries an average of 148,500 vehicles per day, about 6 percent of which is truck traffic.” It was built during the 1960’s and opened in 1973. The bridge is going to go through a massive improvement project and is one of several bridges across the Commonwealth that may be selected to be tolled by Governor Wolf. With the Girard Point bridge being the “crown jewel” of this scheme to toll numerous interstate bridges, most being in rural Pennsylvania.
To properly recognize the Governor's endeavor to toll Pennsylvania Bridges please join me in co-sponsoring a bill to name the Girard Point Bridge after the forty -seventh governor of Pennsylvania, His Excellency, Governor Thomas Westerman Wolf.