County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2024

Glimmer Glass Bridge reopens

MANASQUAN, NJ – The Glimmer Glass Bridge (W-9), along Fisk Avenue between Brielle and Manasquan, has been reopened for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

During a routine inspection of the Bridge, necessary repair work was found and cracks in the steel beams on the movable span of the bridge were repaired.

“I’m glad that we were able to complete the work more than a week ahead of schedule and before the anticipated major holiday traffic to the area,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “I want to thank the traveling public in the area and, especially, the boating community for their understanding and cooperation during the closure.”

“I had directed County personnel to have a complete assessment of the Bridge performed so that we could make an informed decision of the totality of the repairs needed and, fortunately, the detailed inspection of the Bridge did not uncover any additional work needed at this time,” added Commissioner Director Arnone. “However, the advancement of the deterioration of the major bridge elements remains and the County will continue to monitor the condition of the Bridge closely.”

The County’s emergency on-call contractor, Marbro, Incorporated of Long Branch, NJ, performed the work.

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