Bridge Connecting Jersey Shore Towns May Open by Month’s End

The Townsends Inlet toll bridge has been closed for more than two months as crews work to repair a cracks in one of its supporting piers.

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A shuttered bridge that connects two New Jersey shore towns could soon be reopened.
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The Townsends Inlet toll bridge has been closed since April due to a crack in one of its supporting piers. It's a major thoroughfare that connects Sea Isle City and Avalon.
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Officials had hoped to have the bridge reopened by Memorial Day.
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But those plans were postponed when workers encountered an obstruction while installing a bridge pile.
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Crews have been addressing several defects on the three-pile cluster at the Avalon end of the bridge, with workers making repairs 20 feet below the surface.
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Cape May County officials say they hope to reopen the bridge by month's end, but a specific date has not been determined.
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