State Route 81 and 90 in New Jersey

State Route 81 in New Jersey

Get started Newark
End Elizabeth
Length 1.2 mi
Length {{{length km}}} km
→ New York / Philadelphia

North Avenue

Dowd Avenue

→ Trenton / Newark

According to watchtutorials, State Route 81 or SR-81 is a state route in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway is a short connection past Newark Airport and is 1.2 miles long.

Travel directions

State Route 81 at North Avenue.

State Route 81 is a short interstate highway between the New Jersey Turnpike ( I-95 ) and US 1 on the south side of Newark International Airport. The interchange with the New Jersey Turnpike provides access to both the express and local lanes and has two major toll stations. Immediately after, a stack junction with North Avenue follows. The highway has 2 to 3 lanes in each direction and after less than 1 kilometer becomes US 1 and US 9, which continues as a freeway past Newark Airport.


According to Citypopulationreview, construction of SR-81 began in 1979 and was completed in 1982.

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
I-95 US 1/9 2×2

Traffic intensities

33,000 vehicles use the highway daily.

State Route 90 in New Jersey

Get started Philadelphia
End East Pennsauken
Length 5 km
→ Philadelphia / Trenton




State Route 90 or SR-90 is a state route in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The road is actually a long bridge over the Delaware River between Philadelphia and some suburban New Jersey side. The Betsy Ross Bridge has 2×3 lanes and a $5 toll is levied only towards Philadelphia. The intent was to extend the road to the New Jersey Turnpike.

Betsy Ross Bridge

In the late 1920s, the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge over the Delaware River was completed. Over the years, New Jersey suburbs grew and the need for a new bridge increased. These plans were made from 1955 and various locations were viewed in the 1960s. Construction began in 1969 and opened in 1974 after two years of delays. However, the connection with the I-95 was not yet completed, so the bridge could not yet be opened. On April 30, 1976, this could finally be done.

There were plans to extend the highway to Interstate 295, but these were never implemented, making the toll bridge relatively unpopular and keeping traffic volumes on the low side. A toll was levied in 1992 and a middle barrier was built in 2000, before that there were 7 unseparated lanes.

Pulaski Skyway

Pulaski Skyway
Get started Elizabeth
End Jersey City
Length 10 mi
Length 16 km
→ New York / PhiladelphiaJersey City

→ Newark / New York

The Pulaski Skyway is a skyway in the US state of New Jersey. The highway runs from Elizabeth through Newark to Jersey City, and is a major route from Newark Airport to New York. The route is 16 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The highway begins at North Avenue in Elizabeth, a larger New York suburb in New Jersey. The road joins US Highway 1. It immediately crosses SR-81, which leads to I-95. One passes by Newark Airport, one of the larger airports around New York. Parallel runways and many flyovers are located here. A large and complicated interchange with more than ten flyovers crosses Interstate 78. After this there are 4×2 lanes. A little further on you cross the I-95. A bridge from 1932 crosses the Hackensack and Passaic rivers. These bridges have 2×2 lanes. You then arrive in the larger city of Jersey City. The highway connects at the end to I-78 for the Holland Tunnel towards Manhattan.


In 1927 the Holland Tunnel opened between Manhattan and Jersey City. To prevent through traffic from having to cross the streets of Jersey City, plans were made for a road to Newark. This was planned as an extension of US 1. Construction on the elevated highway began in mid-1925 and most of it opened in Jersey City and Newark in late 1928. However, part of it was missing across New Jersey’s Meadowlands, around the confluence of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers in what is now southern Kearny. In April 1930, the construction of the elevated bridge over this area began and was completed on November 24, 1932. The Pulaski Skyway was renovated in 1984.


The Pulaski Skyway is over 80 years old and is undergoing major renovation. The renovation will be carried out in phases between 2012 and 2020. Between 2014 and 2016, the Pulaski Skyway in the north direction was completely closed to replace the entire bridge deck. Replacing the bridge deck heading north cost $126 million. After 2016, the Pulaski Skyway was closed southbound to replace the bridge deck.

Traffic intensities

74,000 vehicles use the Pulaski Skyway daily.

Lane Configuration

From Unpleasant Lanes
I-95 US1/9 2×2

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Spans Delaware River
Lanes 2+1
Total length 1,115 meters
Main span 159 meters
Bridge deck height 18 meters
Opening 14-08-1929
Traffic intensity 30,000 mvt/day
Location Map

The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States, located in Philadelphia on the border of the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


The bridge is a combination of a steel arch bridge with concrete bridge piers and a bascule bridge for shipping. The bridge has a total length of 1,115 meters and a main span of 159 meters. The free passage is 18 meters at high tide. The bascule bridge has a span of 75 meters. The bridge is the smallest bridge over the Delaware River near Philadelphia and the first movable bridge as seen from the sea. Over the bridge is State Route 73 in New Jersey with 2+1 lanes, 2 lanes to Philadelphia and 1 to New Jersey. The bridge is a toll road.


The bridge was built in the late 1920s and replaced a ferry service at this location. The bridge opened to 1×4 lane traffic on August 14, 1929. The construction cost $4 million at the time. The bridge was designed by the famous Polish-American engineer Ralph Modjeski. In 1996-1997 the bridge was renovated and the number of lanes reduced to 2+1. In 1976 the bridge was relieved by the construction of the nearby Betsy Ross Bridge.

Traffic intensities

In 2011, approximately 30,000 vehicles crossed the bridge every day.


The bridge is a toll road, like all bridges over the Delaware River in the region. The toll is $2 and is charged toward Philadelphia only.

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

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