DRPA: No Plans to Close Ben Franklin Bridge for Pope

Something’s brewing just over the bridge. (Wikipedia Commons.)

Who needs a giant fence when you’ve got two big rivers to keep people out?

That seems to be the idea behind new reports that the Ben Franklin Bridge could be shut down when Pope Francis visits in September. But DRPA officials told Philly Mag today that such a closure is not currently in the plans.

“I can tell you that’s not in the plan right now,” said Kyle Anderson, a DRPA spokesman.

But security plans for the...

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