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Basilone Bridge
Basilone Bridge
Carries Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
Crosses Raritan River
Locale New Brunswick, New Jersey
Official name John Basilone Memorial Bridge
Other name(s) Basilone Bridge
Owner New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Design Girder bridge
Material Steel
Total length 805 feet
Width 120 feet
Height 45 feet
Longest span 213 feet
Opened 1951
Toll 2-axle vehicles: $4.50 EZ-PASS; $6.00 Pay-by-Plate (electronic only, no cash option). Additional $0.50 both EZ-PASS & Pay-by-Plate per additional axle. Discounts available to carpools of 2 or more people during peak travel times

The Basilone Bridge, officially the John Basilone Memorial Bridge is a toll bridge that carries the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) over the Raritan River in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The bridge is a steel girder bridge and carries 12 lanes of traffic - six standard travel lanes and six HOV Express lanes. During peak travel times, the HOV Express lanes are only for carpools of 2 or more people and discounted toll rates are offered. During other non-peak times, the lanes are not restricted, except that large commercial vehicles may not use them.

The Basilone Bridge is one of several significant bridges along the lower Raritan River, but the only one technically within the Interstate 95 corridor. The widest bridge in the state of New Jersey is located just downstream, and although technically two identical bridges side-by-side, the Governor Alfred E. Driscoll Bridge and the Thomas A. Edison Bridge are often referred to as a single structure, and both bridges carry the Garden State Parkway. The Victory Bridge, which was the longest concrete box girder bridge in the United States when completed in 2005, is also located nearby.

The Basilone Bridge is named for John Basilone, a World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor who grew up in nearby Raritan, New Jersey.

See also[]

  • List of bridges within the Interstate 95 corridor

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