Bid approved for repairs to Cape May County’s Corsons Inlet Bridge

    A second round of bidding for the replacement of guardrails on the Corsons Inlet Bridge resulted in the commissioning of a $2.3 million project.

    Thomas Barry Marine Construction of Dennis Township, N.J., is expected to complete the work by Memorial Day 2012.

    After an out-of-control SUV barrelled through the bridge’s deficient rails in February, the Bridge Commission determined the rails needed replacing to upgrade the 1948 design.

    As the Press of Atlantic City reports, the new rails, made of tubular steel, will be 42 inches high to accommodate larger vehicles. The current rails are rusted and stand 36 inches high.

    The $2.3 million bid is far lower than the lowest November bid of $3.4 million, which the Bridge Commission rejected.

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