aka Follow The Flight Of The Gull
these drawbridges were built in the 1940's and years ago before the Garden State Parkway was constucted this was the only way to travel between the shore towns of southern New Jersey, I have always preferred to take these older routes when possible. When I lived in Ocean City, cirac 1981-1990, I would drive or bike on them every weekend in good weather. One journey would be to take the Ocean Drive , the flight of the Gull all the way to Stone Harbor , then circle back on N.J. route 9 which is also a small 2 lane older highway, and follow that back to the 34st street causeway bridge , a loop of about 50 miles. A good morning , afternoon ride.
You know besides the flight of the Gull, the Parkway is now the only other road / highway on the east part of the state. Parts of old route 9 have been closed off now and rerouted onto the Parkway with the amount of people going down to this area of the Jersey shore I don't think its a good idea. For incase of Hurricanes, or other disasters that might the flight of the gull impassible. The only other way off the Islands to Mainland Nj is west like Rt 47 / 55 but that brings you towards Philly, not north towards NYC.
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