An artist's rendering of plans to renovate and expand the war memorial monument on the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Courtesy of Delaware River & Bay Authority.

War memorial near bridge to be renovated, expanded

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The war memorial monument next to the approach to the Delaware Memorial Bridge near New Castle is getting a nearly $5 million update and renovation. The work will add the names of servicemen and women from New Jersey and Delaware who died serving the United States in all wars and conflicts from World War II to the present. The massive …

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Memorial Bridge ‘dolphins’ designed to stop ships like Dali

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

Could it happen here? That’s the question Delawareans have been asking since watching the horrific images of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsing after a cargo ship rammed it last month. There are no guarantees, but efforts have been underway for 10 years to protect the Delaware Memorial Bridge from ships even larger than the Dali, which hit the Key …

A ship collision protection is among the capital projects planned by the Delaware River and Bay Authority. (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

Expanded Wilmington Airport among DRBA’s $132.7M capital plan

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

  The Delaware River and Bay Authority will spend $6.6 million to improve and expand the Wilmington Airport terminal, according to its five-year capital investment plan. That is one of 120 major improvement projects costing $132.7 million at the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Forts Ferry, the Millville Executive Airport, the Cape May Airport, the Delaware Air …

The Delaware Memorial Bridge is undergoing needed infrastructure improvements.

DRBA details millions going to bridge, airport infrastructure

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Delaware’s infrastructure stole the show in Wednesday’s State of the County for New Castle County. Stephen Williams, deputy executive director of Delaware River Bay Authority, told an audience of about 200 that the Authority is focusing on the importance of replacing aging infrastructure and investing in the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links the First State to New Jersey.  Some of …

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DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – May 28, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines New Hodgson Vo-tech building expects $80 million deficit First new Wilmington school in 50 years topped off with joy Commuter rail link between Newark and Perryville advances State retirees on Medicare to pay 5% more for Medicfill plan Culture Still work to do, say …

The second phase of work on the Delaware Memorial Bridge is ending. (Delaware River and Bay Authority)

All lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge to open this weekend

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Jersey barriers that created a bypass lane during construction on the Delaware Memorial Bridge are being removed, with the goal of having all eight lanes open this weekend. The three left lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, Monday-Wednesday, May 22-24, to remove the concrete barriers. During this process, only the right lane will be …

Delaware Memorial Bridge deck replacement (Delaware River and Bay Authority photo)

2 lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge to close for 4 months

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Two lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey will be closed from early February through near the end of May for rehabilitating the 72-year-old bridge. The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which owns and operates the bridge, warns drivers to expect delays, particularly during rush hour and peak weekend travel times. Delays could be bad. A repainting project …

Tim Letts, left, alongside Bill Sumiel after the kidney transplant surgery.

Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

An Uber driver wanted to give one last ride on the day before he was due to trade in his car. Tim Letts, an Army veteran who lived in Cape May, New Jersey, was matched with a request to take Bill Sumiel to his Salem, New Jersey, home from the Vascular Institute in Vineland, New Jersey. “I kind of knew …

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Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …

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Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Veterans Memorial Park, near Delaware Memorial Bridge Events to recognize Americans who lost their lives in service to the country will occur in several spots in Delaware this month, not just on Memorial Day (May 30). Here’s a roundup. The Delaware Memorial Bridge Memorial Day service starts at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial Park, near the New …