The Cape May County Bridge Commission explained on Tuesday how a lack of federal funding is keeping a major project from happening. A report was presented to the Cape May County Freeholders and one of the issues discussed was the Middle Thorofare project. Most of the area’s federal funds are tied into the Route 52 Causeway project, which is keeping some other projects from getting off the ground. All bridge commission bridges collect a $1.50 toll for one director of traffic. Despite many cuts in personnel, salary costs remain nearly the same as a decade ago.