LEDs shine on Delaware Memorial Bridge

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) announced today that all 210 sodium lights on the Delaware Memorial Bridge are being replaced with elight-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.

The project cost $210,000 and will be completed by the end of June.

“These new LED fixtures operate more efficiently and have a longer lifespan compared to the traditional high pressure sodium lights,” said Joseph Gibbons, director of maintenance for the DRBA. “We expect to reduce our energy consumption by nearly 40 percent. Coupled with the associated maintenance savings, the Authority is expected to save more than $330,000 during the ten-year lifespan of the new LED fixtures.”

The New Jersey-bound side is nearing completion. The Delaware-bound side is at the halfway point.

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