County of Monmouth
For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2017

Glimmer Glass Bridge to Remain Closed For Repairs

BRIELLE, NJ – The Glimmer Glass Bridge, (W-9) along Fisk Avenue between Brielle and Manasquan, will remain closed for the next eight to 12 weeks while the Engineering Division of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works performs necessary repairs. The timeframe for the closure is dependent upon delivery of materials and whether or not additional work is identified.

During routine maintenance of the Bridge last week, necessary repair work was discovered and the County could not reopen the bridge as previously scheduled on November 16. Deterioration of the timber piles that support sections of the bridge had progressed faster than anticipated thus forcing the closure.

County engineers have worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for approval on the repairs and to obtain the necessary permits. Contracted underwater divers and the emergency repair contractor have been brought in to address the issues.

Drivers and pedestrians should plan to use an alternate route during this time. Detour signs are posted throughout the location.

“We understand that a closure of this duration represents a significant disruption to travel in and around the impacted communities,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “While we sincerely regret the inconvenience to the traveling public, we must come down on the side of safety and take whatever measures are necessary to ensure the integrity of the bridge.

“The Public Works and Engineering Department is always focused on providing a safe and efficient travel experience on our roadways and bridges and this work is vitally important to maintaining this span in a state of good repair,” Freeholder Arnone continued. “We are grateful for the patience and understanding of all those who utilize the Glimmer Glass Bridge while this work is completed.”

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