Point Pleasant Canal

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The Point Pleasant Canal is a canal in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. It was completed in 1925 to connect the Manasquan Inlet and Manasquan River with Bay Head Harbor on the northern end of Barnegat Bay. The canal is part of the Intracoastal Waterway.

With the completion of the canal, the Barnegat Peninsula effectively became an island. The island is connected to the mainland by two lift bridges spanning the canal. The bridges, at Route 88 and at Bridge Avenue (the Lovelandtown Bridge), open on demand,[1] halting motor traffic to allow boats to pass underneath as marine traffic has the right of way.[2]


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Coordinates: 40°04′42″N 74°03′52″W / 40.0784°N 74.0645°W / 40.0784; -74.0645