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SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Another big change in South Jersey,  the Townsends Inlet Bridge will close September 17 for eight months for extensive repairs.

The $8.6-million-dollar project includes replacing seven of its 27 spans.

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Officials in Cape May County would like to replace the 80-year-old bridge, but that would cost an estimated $155-million-dollars.

The bridge was closed in April for emergency repairs after inspectors spotted structural damage in the pilings.