For Immediate Release:
August 7, 2014
Glimmer Glass bridge closed
for emergency repair
Evaluation of damage is under way
MANASQUAN, NJ – At 3 p.m. today, the Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9) on Fisk Avenue between Brielle and Manasquan was closed for emergency repair work.
“Significant damage to the bridge deck has forced this immediate closure,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The nature of the damage and the repair work requires the closure of the bridge to motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.”
The bridge closure will not affect marine traffic. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when passing through the area.
Significant damage to sections of the bridge deck appears to have been caused by a severe overload. The bridge has a posted three ton limit.
County crews are on scene evaluating the extent of the damage. Initial assessments indicate that the repair work may take up to three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
A more detailed analysis of the entire structure will continue as the repairs proceed. If an adjustment to the work schedule is necessary, updates will be posted to the county’s Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com.
All traffic should use the signed detours and expect travel delays throughout the entire project. All motor vehicle traffic on Brielle Road, between Greene Avenue and Fourth Avenue will be detoured.
Specifically, westbound motor vehicle traffic on Brielle Road in Manasquan will be directed north on Fourth Avenue to Main Street and then onto State Highway 71 South to Fisk Avenue in Brielle. Conversely, eastbound traffic in Brielle should follow Fisk Avenue to State Highway 71 North to Main Street in Manasquan.
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