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Townsends Inlet Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in June 2011

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BH Photo #201649

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Street View 

Description 

Southern causeway to bridge severely damaged in Hurricane Sandy in 2013; NJDOT rebuilt causeway with a three-ton weight limit. Bridge has been closed for repairs winters of 2013-14 and 2014-15, reopened late June 2015.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Townsends Inlet on Ocean Highway (CR 619) in Avalon
Location
Cape May County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.9 ft.
Total length: 1,373.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11750, -74.71611   (decimal degrees)
39°07'03" N, 74°42'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/524541/4329854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Avalon
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,455
Inventory numbers
NJ 3100003 (New Jersey bridge number)
BH 25154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 23, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 18, 2015: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge reopening late June 2015 after delayed repairs
  • June 18, 2011: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Townsends Inlet Bridge
Posted July 26, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As I reported earlier this bridge was closed for construction.Actually it was closed for 11 months after repairs on some of the steel spans.The Cape May County Bridge Commission worked closely with their construction partners to reopen the bridge as early in the summer season as possible which made it possible to open the bridge at 6 p.m. on 7/25/19.All of this weekend all tolls will be waived as a courtesy of the Bridge Commission ending at 6 p.m. on 7/29/19.

Townsends Inlet Bridge
Posted July 26, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Channel 6 news out of Philadelphia has reported this bridge is now opened after construction.I saw this on the news myself.