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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has 18 drawbridges throughout the state. NJDOT employees operate these drawbridges and also inspect them three times a year. Each bridge opens on an individual schedule to accommodate both land and water transportation. Bridges are subject to various use regulations. If you have any questions, please call Drawbridge Operations at 732.528.9494.

Bridge
Name
Location Span Type Operating
Regulation
I-280 over Passaic River Newark
Lift
Drawbridge Untended.
24-hour notice required.

Call 609.588.6211
Route 1&9 Hackensack River Jersey City
Lift
Drawbridge opens on signal at all times.

Call 609.588.6211
Route 1&9 Passaic River Newark
Lift
Drawbridge Untended
4-hour notice required at all times

Call 609.588.6211
Route 7 Hackensack River Jersey City
Lift
Drawbridge opens on signal at all times.
Route 7
Passaic River
Belleville
 
Drawbridge Untended.
4-hour notice required.

Call 609.588.6211
Route 13 Pt. Pleasant Canal Point Pleasant
Lift
On signal at all times.
Route 30
Beach Thorofare
Intracoastal Waterway
Atlantic City
Bascule
4-hour advanced notice required at all times.

Call 609.588.6213

Exceptions:

4/1 to 10/31
7am-11pm: Opens on the hour.

7/4 (Rain date 7/5)
9:40pm-11:15pm (need not open)

8/3 or 8/4 Wed. for Airshow:
10am-4pm: Opens every 2 hours.
4pm-8pm: Need not open.
Route 35 over Cheesequake Creek Old Bridge Twp.
Bascule
2-hour advanced notice required at all times.

Call 609.588.6212

Exceptions:

4/1 to 11/30
7am-8pm: Opens on the hour.
8pm-11pm: Opens on signal.
Route 35 over Manasquan River
Intracoastal Waterway
Brielle
Double Bascule
Bridge opens on signal.

Exceptions:

5/15 to 9/30
Sat/Sun/Federal Holidays
8am-10pm: Opens 15 mins before and after the hour.
10pm to 11 pm: Opens on signal.

Mon - Thu
8am-4pm: Opens on signal.
4pm-7pm: Opens 15 mins before and after the hours.
7pm-11pm: Opens on signal.

Friday
8am-12pm: Opens on signal.
12pm-7pm: Opens 15 mins before and after hour.
7pm-11pm: Opens on signal.

4-hour advanced notice required from 11pm-8am year round

Call 609.588.6212
Route 37 over Barnegat Bay
Intracoastal Waterway
Seaside Heights
Double Bascule
Under Rehabilitation
(Closed)
Route 40 over Inside Thorofare
Intracoastal Waterway
Atlantic City
Double Bascule
Open on signal.

Exceptions:

6/1 to 9/30
9am-4pm: Opens on hour and hour.
4pm-6pm: Need not open.
6pm-9pm: Opens on hour and hour.
9pm11pm: Open on signal. (4 hour notice. For opening, call 609.522.4021
7am9am: Open on signal.

7/4 (Rain Date 7/5)
9:40pm-11:15pm: Need not open.

8/4 or 8/5
10am4pm: Opens every 2 hours on the hour.
4pm8pm: Need not open.
Route 44 over Mantua Creek Paulsboro
Lift
4-hour advanced notice required year round.

Call 609.588.6213

Exceptions:

3/1-10/31
7am-11pm: Drawbridge opens on signal.
Route 46 over Hackensack River Little Ferry
Double Bascule
Untended.
24-hour notice required

Call 609.588.6211
Route 50 Tuckahoe Upper Township
Bascule
Untended
24-hour notice

Call 609.588.6213
Route 71
Shark River
Avon by the Sea
Double Bascule
Opens on signal.

Exceptions:

5/15-9/3
Mon - Fri
4pm-7pm: Opens on the hour and 1/2 hour.

Sat/Sun/Federal Holidays
9am-9pm: Opens on the hour and 1/2 hour.
Route 88 over Pt. Pleasant Canal Point Pleasant
Lift
Drawbridge opens on signal at all times.
Route 130 Raccoon Creek Bridgeport
Lift
4-hour advanced notice required at all times.

Call 609.588.6213

Exceptions:

5/1-10/31
7am-11pm: Opens on signal.
 
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  Last Updated:  March 2, 2016