For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2012
Glimmer Glass bridge to close
for safety upgrades
Closures for span that connect Brielle and Manasquan
BRIELLE, NJ – The Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9) along Brielle Road between Brielle and Manasquan will begin required safety system upgrades on Monday, Oct. 1. The work is expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting.
To perform these upgrades, the County will close the bridge’s roadway so the contractor, IEW Construction Group can replace two traffic gates and one barrier gate.
“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. “We want to keep this bridge in good working order and safe for travelers and the bridge operators.”
The bridge closure will not affect marine traffic.
“This work is being done at the end of our tourism season and before the winter weather sets in,” John W. Tobia, director of Monmouth County Public Works and Engineering said. “This schedule provides minimal disruption to the majority of travelers.”
“This work is being performed under a larger contract that will provide safety system upgrades at each of the four movable bridges owned and operated by Monmouth County,” County Engineer Joseph M. Ettore, P.E.
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