SENATE BILL NO. 578
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE SOUTH MARKET STREET BRIDGE IN WILMINGTON THE JOHN E. REILLY, SR. BRIDGE IN HONOR OF THE LATE STATE SENATOR.
WHEREAS, the late John E. Reilly, Sr., of Wilmington, was a member of the State Senate for about 15 years, becoming President Pro Tem in 1961; and
WHEREAS, John Reilly had been in public life before his senatorial career as a member of the Bureau of Fire of the Wilmington Department of Public Safety; and
WHEREAS, John Reilly was first elected to the Senate in 1948 and served thereafter, from the old First Senatorial District, during the 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1963 sessions, departing this life on February 26, 1963, during the 122nd General Assembly; and
WHEREAS, naming the Market Street Bridge, where it crosses the Christina River in Wilmington, in honor of John E. Reilly, Sr., is fitting and proper.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. The Department of Transportation is hereby directed and authorized to name the bridge which crosses the Christina River at South Market Street in the City of Wilmington the John E. Reilly, Sr. Bridge in honor of the late State Senator.
Approved July 8, 1982.