34th ST BRIDGE

Cape May County freeholders are spending $6.5 million to rehabilitate the 34th Street bridge, where salt contamination is causing the reinforcing steel to corrode.

OCEAN CITY — The 34th Street bridge will be closed overnight Thursday instead of Wednesday, Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael J. Hartman wrote in an email Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said last week that the bridge would be closed overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, but Hartman said the schedule was changed. The bridge was to remain open Wednesday night, and all lanes will shut down from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

The closing is to allow construction crews to pour concrete as part of a two-year, $6.5 million county project to re-deck the bridge.

Traffic on the bridge, which connects Ocean City and Upper Township at Roosevelt Boulevard, has been limited to one lane since summer. That arrangement is scheduled to resume after the closing.

— Jack Tomczuk

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Contact: 609-272-7411

jtomczuk@pressofac.com

Twitter@ACPressTomczuk

Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.