Great Egg Harbor Bay

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Great Egg Harbor Bay
Great Egg Harbour.svg
Location Counties of Atlantic and Cape May in New Jersey
Coordinates 39°18′15″N 74°38′59″W / 39.30417°N 74.64972°W / 39.30417; -74.64972Coordinates: 39°18′15″N 74°38′59″W / 39.30417°N 74.64972°W / 39.30417; -74.64972
River sources Great Egg Harbor River
Ocean/sea sources Atlantic Ocean
Basin countries United States
Settlements Ocean City, New Jersey
Somers Point, New Jersey
Upper Township, New Jersey

Great Egg Harbor Bay (or Great Egg Harbor) is a major bay located on the southern New Jersey coast, specifically in Atlantic and Cape May counties. The Great Egg Harbor River empties into the bay.[1]

The Garden State Parkway crosses the bay, via the Great Egg Harbor Bridge. Just west of the bridge is the Beesley's Point Bridge, which was closed in 2004 and demolished in 2013. It carried US Route 9.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Egg Harbor Estuary". Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Degener, Richard (February 29, 2012). "Anti-terrorism fence near parkway bridge between Atlantic, Cape May counties coming down in 2013". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved March 2, 2012.