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Long Beach Island Bridge


Long Beach Island bridge


Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2013


BH Photo #291698



This old bascule drawbridge crossed between Beach Haven West and Clear Bonnet Island


Lost Through truss bridge over Little Egg Bay on Long Beach Boulevard
Beach Haven West, Ocean County, New Jersey
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1958
Through truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66620, -74.21202   (decimal degrees)
39°39'58" N, 74°12'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567588/4391006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ship Bottom
Inventory number
BH 62618 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bascule (1,074)
Beach Haven West, New Jersey (1)
Lost (25,265)
Lost 1958 (90)
Lost during 1950s (708)
Movable (3,004)
New Jersey (1,601)
Ocean County, New Jersey (38)
Owned by township (2,783)
Replaced by new bridge (17,007)
Through truss (15,283)
Truss (33,136)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 2, 2019: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • August 22, 2014: Updated by Luke: GPS Fix (?)
  • August 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler



Long Beach Island Bridge
Posted August 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke, you are better at moving the google markers than I am. The location would have been 200-300 yards from the western shore (Beach Haven West) and about 50 feet to the north of the present allignment.


Art S.

PS. There may have been another movable span at the eastern end amongst the causeway islands.

Long Beach Island Bridge
Posted August 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thank you for letting me know that I have not done my homework, I will try to meet your high stanards in the future.

The location listed, when I commented, was on the island. My comment was based on my knowledge that no Bascule bridge existed on the island. The bridge in the photo is part of the old causeway that was replaced in 1959, the location is in Barnegat Bay between LBI and Tuckerton, there may actually have been two movable spans at one point, but I'm not certain.

By the way, prior to that auto causeway, which was completed in 1914, there was a railroad trestle adjacent to it, built in 1885-1886 and washed out in 1935.

The 1959 causeway is now being replaced.

Long Beach Island Bridge
Posted August 22, 2014, by Anonymous

For your information you haven't done a lot of research it had a bascule bridge at one time before it was remove and here is the evidence!!

Long Beach Island Bridge
Posted August 22, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Something is wrong here, as far as I know there was never a Bascule bridge on LBI itself.