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Delaware Memorial Bridge goes cashless starting Thursday

Delaware River and Bay Authority
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Span will implement cashless tolling at its southbound Toll Plaza during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge begins cashless tolling at its southbound Toll Plaza Thursday.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers can use any open lane - since all toll lanes are equipped with E-ZPass technology.

No toll collectors will be present and cash will notbe accepted in any lane.

Drivers without EZPass will receive a bill.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge joins Delaware’s three toll plazas that went cashless last week.

Officials say traffic volume on the Delaware Memorial Bridge has dropped dramatically since the COVID-19 virus outbreak started. 

The traffic numbers for the most recent seven-day period (March 18-24) totalled 193,390 vehicles. That’s a decline of 40-percent compared to the same period last year.

The bridge had been seeing record-high volume in recent months.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.