Route 73

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Traveling 34.64 miles overall, NJ 73 leads north from U.S. 322 in the borough of Folsom to Berlin, Voorhees township, Mount Laurel township, Maple Shade township and Pennsauken township to Palmyra and the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the route, from Berlin northward, consists of suburban arterial.

Together with Pennsylvania 73, NJ 73 spans the Delaware River across the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Operated by the Burlington County Bridge Commission, the tied-arch bridge opened to traffic on August 14, 1929 after just 18 months of construction. It travels 3,659 feet between abutments at a maximum height of 54 feet. A 38 foot wide deck supports four lanes of traffic.1 Tolls are charged in the northbound direction.

New Jersey 73 east
New Jersey 73 winds southward from NJ 90 and Cinnaminson township through Maple Shade township to meet New Jersey 41 (Kings Highway), New Jersey 38 and Old Kings Highway at back to back interchanges.
NJ 41 circumvents the original exchange between Kings Highway and NJ 73 to meet NJ 73 at a parclo interchange. The state route ends as CR 611 just east of Old Kings Highway while leading south 14.08 miles to Fairview (NJ 47) on the Deptford and Washington township line. Photo taken 12/23/01.
Ramps for New Jersey 38 follow NJ 41 along NJ 73 south. A six-ramp parclo interchange facilitates the movements to NJ 38, with Old Kings Highway tying into the outside ramps. A 19.19-mile route, New Jersey 38 leads east to U.S. 206 at Southampton township and west to U.S. 30 and 130 outside the city of Camden. Photo taken 12/23/01.
New Jersey 73 west
Approaching the westbound beginning of New Jersey 90 on New Jersey 73 north at the Cinnaminson township line. NJ 90 veers westward to Pennsauken and U.S. 130 south while NJ 73 continues northwest to U.S. 130 north and the borough of Palmyra. Photo taken 12/23/01.
A wye interchange separates New Jersey 90 west to Bridesburg, Philadelphia from New Jersey 73 north to Tacony, Philadelphia. NJ 90 constitutes a full freeway between here and the six-lane Betsy Ross Bridge. The state route provides a direct route to Interstate 95 (Northeast Expressway) in Philadelphia. Photo taken 12/23/01.

Sources:
  1. Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, Burlington County Bridge Commission.


Photo Credits:

12/23/01 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 295
New Jersey Turnpike
U.S. 130
Route 90 - Betsy Ross Bridge

Page Updated 04-22-2014.