Routine maintenance on one of Monmouth County's historic bridges will mean traffic detours between Manasquan and Brielle on Monday, March 13.


The Glimmer Glass Bridge will be off-limits to vehicles and pedestrians alike, 9 AM until 3 PM, according to county officials.

A common detour is between Brielle Avenue in Manasquan and Fisk Avenue in Brielle, via Fourth Avenue and Main Street in Manasquan, and Route 71.

Since the repairs entail maintaining the span in the "up" position, marine traffic will be unaffected.

“Monmouth County prides itself on safety, especially with its movable bridges,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, in prepared comments. “This work must be done and we are committed to limiting the inconvenience.”

The bridge underwent an extended full closure in late 2014, after an over-weight truck left damage behind in August of that year.

At the time, Arnone spoke of plans to replace the bridge within three to five years. He acknowledged that the cost of such a project, estimated at about $20,000,000 at the time, would require federal aid.

The Glimmer Glass Bridge, nearing 120 years of age, is a cable-lift bascule bridge with a rolling counterweight design, and has a spot on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

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