Oceanic Bridge to close overnight Sunday-Monday, Lanes narrowed Tuesday-Friday

Oceanic Bridge1The Oceanic Bridge, the span that connects Middletown and Rumson over the Navesink River, will be closed overnight starting at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday August 9 through Monday morning August 10 at 6:30 a.m.

The bridge will be closed for needed work on the bascule span, according to a release from Freeholder Tom Arnone.

“Unfortunately, the work on the moveable section of the bridge must be performed while the bridge is closed to public use,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “We are closing the bridge at the tail end of the weekend to reduce the impact on businesses and local commuters.”

On Tuesday August 11, motor vehicle traffic on the bridge will be shifted to narrow lanes as Harms Construction Co, the contractor performing repairs,  continues work on the span’s foundation and piers.  Weather permitting, this work and traffic shift will last four days.

“This traffic accommodation is needed so that the concrete can be delivered in small loads to the work site on the bridge,” said Arnone. “Once on the bridge, the concrete will be poured into the piers below the bridge.”


Posted: August 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Rumson | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Oceanic Bridge to close overnight Sunday-Monday, Lanes narrowed Tuesday-Friday”

  1. BroadwayBill said at 11:37 am on August 6th, 2015:

    AGAIN? Really???

    Anybody else experiencing DEJAVU?

  2. Wanna said at 12:30 pm on August 6th, 2015:

    fall into the drink?? That bridge is simply very old and structurally deficient: with everyone wanting the same pretty aesthetics, the county is spending millions,to keep it functioning, in an age of heavy traffic and heavy vehicles: no taxpayer would want to pay for the lawsuits that would be filed, should it not be under continual maintenance and repair: so, get real: it will eventually have to be replaced with a cement bascule, whether we like it or not, if we want the Feds to pay for it- so, suck it up and find another route, meanwhile.