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John Harris Bridge

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John Harris Bridge

John Harris Bridge/South Bridge
Other name(s) South Bridge
Carries I-83 (Capital Beltway)
Crosses Susquehanna River
Locale Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Maintained by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Width 6 traffic lanes
Opened January 22, 1960
Daily traffic 117,000 daily (2003)[1]

The John Harris Bridge, also known locally as the South Bridge, carries Interstate 83 and the Capital Beltway across the Susquehanna River connecting downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and its western suburbs in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The bridge officially opened on January 22, 1960 and was later widened to six lanes. It was named in honor of John Harris, the founder of the city of Harrisburg.[2] Since 1997, the bridge was designated to carry the Capital Beltway which loops the Harrisburg metropolitan area.


  1. ^ I-83 Beltway Master Plan, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Accessed January 31, 2010.
  2. ^ Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society (November 29, 2006). "Bridges on the Susquehanna River". Retrieved 2006-11-29. 

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