Middle Thorofare Bridge Replacement Project
The Middle Thorofare Bridge, which is sometimes called Two Mile Bridge, has been undergoing some major upgrades.
We have been getting some many questions about the Middle Thorofare Bridge mostly asking if we get a new bridge. Let’s answer that by saying yes… but not yet.
While we go into much detail in our tour video, at the bottom of the page, this is the summary.
The Middle Thorofare Bridge was built in 1939 and opened in June 1940. It was one of the first three bridges built for the Cape May County Bridge Commission.
Over time this bridge has really needed some tender love and car. For those who drove over this past summer you would have noticed that most of the metal railings were rusting.
Back in 2003 the county started accessing the local bridges and put together a plan to fix and replace all the badly damaged bridges in Cape May County.
In their report they planned to replace these bridges over the course of 20 years.
The one thing people don’t understand is that to build a bridge it takes many years of research and design plus getting the clearance from the Coast Guard and DEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection).
The timeline could have had us started construction in 2024 and finish by early 2027. BUT there was one problem. This would be that drivers would have to use the bridge for the next 6 years.
The county decided to fix the issues with the current bridge. This multi-million dollar renovation includes new railings, repairs to the bascule girders and the pilings under the bridge.
This renovation is to be completed this Spring
In this video we will show you the potential paths that the new bridge could take.
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