Jersey Shore, “Trail of Two Cities” Nov. 6, 2010

[The following Press Release is from “What’s Happening in Ocean City” reporting a final event on the Route 52 Bridge & Causeway onto the island before the structure is replaced by a modern span.]
The Trail of Two Cities between Ocean City and Somers Point will be a nostalgic jaunt for many this year. The 15th Annual 5K run/walk across the antiquated bridges and causeway will be the last before the old spans are demolished to make way for the new, multi-million dollar skyscrapers that will change the landscape of Rt. 52.
The old fashioned bridges that yawned open to let boats through and cause traffic back-ups will be a thing of the past. But the former causeway, with its proximity to the water and congenial view of the bay, has installed fond memories into the hearts of many visitors and residents alike over the years.
Recognizing this, the Trail of Two Cities Committee has decided to dedicate its 2010 commemorative shirt to the past. A drawing of one of the bridges by Kathy Arleth, which has been on the shirt for years, will again be featured. Under it will be inscribed “Happy Trails To You Old Friend.” That should be enough to illicit a nostalgic sigh from most Trail of Two City veterans.
For the final opportunity to negotiate the old Causeway, join your friends and neighbors on Sat., Nov. 6 for a healthy race or walk. Snap photos of the present draw bridges, gape in awe at the huge, new concrete structures. Breathe the fresh bay air. Say goodbye to an old friend.

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