Thursday, April 23, 2020
Effective April 23 through June 1, the Dorset Avenue Bridge in Ventnor will remain in the closed-to-navigation position to help reduce exposure of bridge operators to COVID-19.
During the closure, the bridge will open on signal at 2 AM, 4 AM and 6 AM as long as at least two hours notice is provided to (609) 909-7200.
The vertical clearance of the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position is 9 feet above mean high water. Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge may do so at any time. The bridge will NOT be able to open for emergencies. The Beach Thorofare and West Canal may be used as alternate routes for vessels unable to pass through the bridge during this time. Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area.