Wildwood man is one billionth across bridge

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WILDWOOD — Jeff Wright, of Wildwood, was the one billionth driver to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge on Dec. 18.
Wright, a 51-year-old computer consultant was heading to Wilmington, Del. to meet with a customer when he crossed the bridge just before noon.

He was stopped while trying to pass through the toll plaza and Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioners congratulated Wright

Along with the honor, Wright received a framed picture of the bridge, a DRBA medallion, and instead of paying the toll today, DRBA officials loaded his EZPass with $250.
More than 80,000 cars cross the bridges on an average day. At that rate, officials estimate it will take another 30-plus years before the bridge's two billionth driver crosses.


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