For IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 29, 2014
Glimmer Glass bridge opens for pedestrian use
OK for pedestrians to use sidewalks and walk bicycles across span
MANASQUAN, NJ – Monmouth County has opened the Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9) to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The bridge on Fisk Avenue between Brielle and Manasquan remains closed to all motor vehicle traffic.
“Pedestrians may use the sidewalk on the bridge to access the beach area of Manasquan,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Bicyclists are asked to dismount and walk their bicycles across the sidewalk of the bridge also.”
The bridge was closed on August 7 due to immediate safety concerns.
The bridge closure does not affect marine traffic. All other traffic should use the signed detours and expect travel delays in the area. All motor vehicle traffic on Brielle Road, between Greene Avenue and Fourth Avenue, is being detoured.
“Earlier this month, significant damage to the bridge deck forced the immediate closure of the Glimmer Glass Bridge to all traffic,” said Arnone. “Our staff is working on this repair project and trying to get this work under way as quickly as possible. We appreciate the assistance of Manasquan officials and we have heard from many residents and know how urgent the need is to reestablish vehicle access to the area.”
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