: Our Own Road to Nowhere!

Our Own Road to Nowhere!

The Road to Nowhere!

Manahawkin's Road to Nowhere
A View of the Route 72 Causeway to Long Beach Island, from what's left of the Bridge to Nowhere in Manahawkin

This road starts out as Stafford Avenue, off of Hilliard Boulevard.  As you head east, you'll run out of pavement you'll find yourself on Manahawkin's (Stafford Township) Road to Nowhere.  At the end of the Road to Nowhere, there used to be a bridge.  It was constructed some 50 years by New Jersey Bell to access  telephone poles across the salt marsh.  The bridge has been vandalized over the years and actually set on fire a couple of times.  Can you guess the name of the bridge...that would be the Bridge to Nowhere!


There's not much to do down the Road to Nowhere...watch the birds, enjoy the scenery, take photos and watch the world go by!


And for those of you who immediately thought this blog was about David Byrne and the Talking Heads...here you go! (Sans Talking Heads)
(You have to dance like those back up singers on Manahawkin's Road to Nowhere!)

Comment balloon 9 commentsLaura Giannotta • October 17 2010 07:31AM


  I think we have one ...or two of those here toooo...it must have been in the olden days when construction dollars were plentiful...and no one cared how they were used Or if they would ever be used...enjoy your Sunday !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

Yes, Connecticut has more than one road to nowhere, and I know of one bridge to nowhere south of Hartford (plans for continuing a highway never came to fruition . . . ).

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Laura...I love the bridge to nowhere, I am a fan of walking to nowhere for nowhere's sake. have a great weekend.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 10 years ago

Sally, David and Chris - I didn't realize there were so many!

Steve - That doesn't make you a Nowhere Man LOL!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago

That's a pretty cool history, Laura!  I bet it is a peaceful place to spend a little time just taking in the scenery!

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Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 10 years ago

I guess a lot of roads get that name. We always referred to Route 539 as the "road to No Where" when I was a kid growing up in this area. And, then they said that about Seven Bridges Road (Great Bay Blvd) and of course, Radio Road was dubbed the same.

I'm glad I live in NoWhere. LOL



Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) almost 10 years ago

Leesa - It's a bumpy ride to get there, but it's worth the wear and tear on the car!

Gregory - I love Seven Bridges Road, and the Marine Station...but watch out for turtles!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago
Ihave a PA that seams to be on that same road! lol Just need to keep smiling.
Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Cute post, Laura. Sometimes it is worth taking the road to nowhere, just to enjoy the scenery. I also appreciate the Talking Heads video!

Posted by Rich Quigley almost 10 years ago