In a hot morning mist last week, a delegation from New Jersey, headed by Governor Alfred Driscoll, drove slowly across the two-mile length of the new Delaware Memorial Bridge. Delaware's Governor Elbert Carvel was waiting at Pigeon Point, just below Wilmington on the Delaware side. After appropriate speeches and snipping of ribbons, the long lines of waiting trucks and cars started across the $44 million span. Within 24 hours, 20,000 paid toll to bypass the tedious old New Castle-Pennsville ferry; they saved an average two hours on the Jersey route between New York and points south.

To highway planners, the...

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