The Bridge on Bray Avenue over Pews Creek in the Port Monmouth Section of Middletown is being closed in the interest of public safety after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy.

According to the county, while only the bridge is closed, traffic between Main Street and Thompson Avenue is being detoured. Bray Avenue will be open to local traffic only. The bridge is closed to vehicle traffic until further notice. Pedestrian access will continue. Detour signs have been posted.

Prior to the closure, Monmouth County had been in the process of preparing plans and specification for the replacement of the 60-year old bridge.