You’re cruising along the Garden State Parkway en route to the beach, the boardwalk, the seagulls. And then you hit the Great Egg Harbor Bridge.
The speed limit drops and you’re fishing around your car for the right amount of change for the tolls that are never the same as the summer before when you see it — a chain link fence topped with barbed wire that doesn’t exactly scream, “welcome to the Shore.”
Good news for all those who hate the bridge and the fence. The Press of Atlantic City reports the bridge wil get a makeover and the fence will go for good, but not until 2013.
The fence was built to protect the bridge from terrorists, but the new bridge will be built to incorporate an anti-terror design. The fence cost $250,000.