The Bridge Across Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood is Complete

For years folks have talked about the idea of a bridge across Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood. A walking bridge that residents can enjoy and make the Lake even more of an experience. So how exactly do you do this?


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According to Lakewood-based Frantasy Enterprises, "For years, Lakewood residents have been asking for a bridge that goes over Lake Carasaljo. Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles said that in rebuilding other structures around the Lake, the township decided to actually build the bridge, constructing it of a plastic that is used for floating docks to minimize any upkeep. The bridge is about 800 to 850 feet long and was constructed by EZ Docks." The floating dock was completed at a cost of 1 million dollars which was funded through block grants. Additionally, the work also included the police and recreation docks and the resident recreation dock. No taxpayer money was used.



Lake Carasaljo
Photos by Jason Ochs, Lakewood DPW


Mayor Coles said, “We are always looking to increase the recreational activities for our residents. With the construction of the bridge, more people have access to the lake and more people can enjoy the water.”


Patrick Donnelly, the municipal manage of Lakewood, said, “The bridge is heavily used, which is a positive. Currently there is a safety fence to prevent children from falling off the bridge. In addition, decorated panels are being installed over the fencing as an extra measure of safety.”


Keep in mind, "no scooters and e-bikes are allowed especially for the safety of pedestrians. Although no tables are on the bridge, benches to sit or fish from are available. People are advised to wear hats because no covers exist to shield walkers from the sun."


Have you visited the Lake Carasaljo Bridge? What are your thoughts on this project? Post your comments below.


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