A big surprise for us on a recent visit to the Delaware shore was this amazing new bridge that literally lights up the night!
Several bridges have been constructed over the Indian River Inlet between Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach. I always enjoy driving along this stretch of Route 1 within the Delaware Seashore State Park. The sudden view of an almost deserted beach, when heading north across the inlet, has always been stunning. Now they have a stunner of a bridge, too.
The Charles W. Cullen Bridge (official name) was built by Skanska, a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden. It’s one of the first cable-stay bridges to use LED lighting technology, designed to last 100 years, and built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. All four lanes opened this past spring, along with a pedestrian and bicycle walkway.
If you’re in the vicinity, be sure to take a drive across the inlet. It was especially pretty at night last week with clear skies and a full moon.