A look at Long Beach Island, NJ
The horrendous crawling traffic between LBI and the Parkway can be alleviated to some degree by the addition of a second causeway.
With the rising popularity of automobiles, an automobile bridge was built in 1914. This was a wooden bridge with 2 lanes each way. Now, in 2019, with many more people, we still have 2 lanes each way.
The big issue is “Not in my backyard”. No one wants a bridge with the access roads on their street.
However, given the traffic snafus this summer, I can’t imagine how they can safely get everyone off the island in the event of an impending hurricane.
Looking at the map and satellite views, I do see one possibility. The Long Beach Township Park would be a potential site for the island side of the bridge.
Here is a satellite view of Bayview Park. I would think that it would provide enough space for entrance and exit ramps.
The mainland side could be connected just south of the Eagleswood Park. A causeway there should cause minimal environmental issues. Again, disruption to residences should be minimal.
There are few, if any homes between Route 9 and the Parkway where a connection could be made.
Of course, there are some obvious issues
Advantages would include
I would love for this to happen.
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