DE Memorial Bridge Maintenance Bldg Dedicated in Honor of Employee Killed in Line of Duty

Jan 18, 2013 -- 4:37am

Delaware River and Bay Authority officials on Thursday dedicated the main Maintenance Building at the Delaware Memorial Bridge as “The James G. Wilson Maintenance Building.” 

The dedication ceremony, which took place on Jimmy’s birthday, was held inside the building that will now forever display his name.

James G. Wilson was hired on March 2, 1981 as maintenance employee; he transferred to be a toll collector three months later. On October 22, 1984, Jimmy transferred back to the maintenance department so he could attend college at night. On Wednesday, April 17, 1985, Jimmy was cleaning Toll Booth 8 at the Delaware Memorial Bridge’s westbound toll plaza when he was tragically struck and killed by a tractor-trailer. 

Jimmy Wilson is the only maintenance employee who lost his/her life in the line of duty at the Delaware River and Bay Authority. 

 

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