For Immediate Release:
January 20, 2012
County’s movable bridges
to be inspected next week
Brief closures for Sea Bright, Shark River and Glimmer Glass spans
FREEHOLD, NJ – Three Monmouth County bridges will undergo routine safety inspections and be closed to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic during staggered, off-peak hours next week.
The schedule is as follows:
- Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) between Rumson Road (CR 520), Rumson and Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10 p.m. and lasting approximately three to four hours.
- Shark River Bridge (W-43) along Ocean Avenue (CR 18) between Avon-By-The Sea and Belmar will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 26, beginning at 10 p.m. and lasting approximately three to four hours.
- Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9) along Brielle Avenue between Brielle and Manasquan will be closed on Friday, Jan. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours.
The bridge closure will not affect marine traffic.
A fourth movable bridge, the Oceanic (S-31) between Rumson and Middletown, is under reconstruction and remains closed until Memorial Day Weekend.
“Monmouth County prides itself on safety, especially with its movable bridges,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “These inspections are a necessary part of the process. Hopefully, residents won’t be too inconvenienced.”
The closures are required for the state’s Movable Bridge Inspection program. The state Department of Transportation’s National Bridge Inventory Standards program must be conducted every two years. The inspection program includes testing of movable bridge barriers, safety gates and traffic lights.
The testing is being overseen by Hardesty & Hanover, LLP of Trenton, NJ.
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