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Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioners Celebrate One Billionth Customer at the Delaware Memorial Bridge

Delaware Memorial Bridge milestone:  Jeff Wright of Wildwood, New Jersey, was the one billionth customer at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  Delaware Memorial Bridge toll collector Loretta Overton (left) joins with Jeff (right) to hold the ceremonial banner in Lane 2 of the Toll Plaza.  Delaware Governor Jack Markell (next to Mr. Wright) presented the honoree with a framed commemorative photo of the Delaware Memorial Bridge; a copy of Bill Miller’s “Crossing the Delaware”, a book that chronicles the history of the Delaware Memorial Bridge; and a souvenir silver Bridge token.    To the right of Governor Markell are Commission Vice Chairman Jim Hogan and Chairman Bill Lowe. BY DRBA
December 18, 2012

(New Castle, DE)  Today at 11:59 a.m., Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioners congratulated Jeff Wright of Wildwood, New Jersey, on being the one billionth customer at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  The 51-year-old computer consultant was heading to Wilmington, Delaware to meet with a customer. 

Governor Markell presented Mr. Wright with a framed commemorative photo of the Delaware Memorial Bridge; a copy of Bill Miller’s “Crossing the Delaware”, a book that chronicles the history of the Delaware Memorial Bridge; and a souvenir silver Bridge token.  In addition, the Delaware River and Bay Authority will load $250 onto Mr. Wright’s E-ZPass account. The ceremony took place in lane two at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll Plaza.

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority

The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.