County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2023

County Commissioners dedicate new bridge
on CR. 524 in honor of Robert McGirr

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is proud to dedicate the new bridge on County Route 524 (Elton-Adelphia Road) just west of County Route 55 (Halls Mill Road), in honor of Robert “Bob” McGirr of Freehold.

“Bob McGirr is a life-long Monmouth County resident who has been and continues to be an active and contributing member of the community with a strong record of public service commitments,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Bob was an active participant in determining the architectural style of the new bridge, which included the bridge's concrete barriers, steel pedestrian railings, and ornamental lighting. He worked with the County engineers to ensure the new bridge was designed to maintain the current aesthetics and character of the area.”

“Bob did a spectacular job as a Township Committee member and Deputy Mayor,” said Freehold Township Committeeman Anthony J. Ammiano. “This (bridge naming) was a well-kept secret that only a few people knew about. It has been my pleasure knowing Bob for many, many years. He definitely deserves this recognition.”

“I am blessed and proud to be a life-long Monmouth County resident,” said Robert C. McGirr, former Freehold Township Committeeman and Deputy Mayor. “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Monmouth County Engineer Joe Ettore, to Commissioner Director Tom Arnone and our Monmouth County Commissioners, to Anthony Ammiano and our Township Committee, to Earle Construction and to everyone involved for making this beautiful bridge a reality. As a gateway to Freehold Township, this magnificent bridge is something we should all be proud of. The fact that it bears my name is an unbelievable honor.”

In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 980 bridges and culverts and 250 traffic signals and beacons.
FREEHOLD, NJ – State, County and local officials and the family of Robert C. McGirr unveiled the plaque for the new County Route 524 bridge, named in honor of Robert C. McGirr for his public service. Photo by Monmouth County Government.

FREEHOLD, NJ – (Left to right) Robert C. McGirr, Freehold Township Committeeman Anthony J. Ammiano and Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone proudly display the new plaque for the Robert C. McGirr Bridge on County Route 524. Photo by Monmouth County Government.

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