Those who used to visit Wildwood pre-90s knew that just to enter North Wildwood was an ‘exciting’ drive. Before we had the four-lane road with a massive bridge that we use today, we used to have an old wooden bridge that only had two lanes.
By the end of its life the bridge, while safe, was one that would surely wake you up when you drove over it. Today’s roads are made up of concrete but that bridge was made up of wood planks. When you would ride on it the wood would make a slamming noise which would scare some drivers into thinking that the bridge would fall down.
This wasn’t the only bridge you would drive over. Who else remembers the old draw bridge that sat down the way? This was the NJ147 Grassy Sound Channel Bridge. It was built in 1922 and by 1971 the counterweight collapsed into the river causing it to not open anymore.
In a deep dive on Youtube ee found a video of the wooden bridge and wanted to share it with you.
Check it out below.
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