• July 19, 2019

Underwater demolition on old Beesleys Point bridge - Ocean City Sentinel: News

Underwater demolition on old Beesleys Point bridge

An underwater demolition team set charges earlier this week on one of the remaining parts of the old Beesleys Point bridge that used to connect Somers Point and Upper Township via Route 9. This morning, Friday, Nov. 18, about 11:20 a.m., after tugs put down extra protective barriers under the water for catch debris, and the area was cleared of fishing boats, the explosives were set off. In the video by Sentinel staff member David Nahan, the small concrete remains atop the water are visible before the blast and are gone afterwards. The water appeared to rise more than 45 feet into the air.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.