BRIELLE, NJ — Closed for nearly six months, the Glimmer Glass Bridge opened on May 4, restoring a vital connector between Brielle and Manasquan for motorists and pedestrians. Boat traffic can expect a return to the normal, seasonal bridge opening schedule as well.

Structural repairs to the bridge along Fisk Avenue are now complete after the bridge was closed on November 16 following scheduled routine maintenance. At that time, it was discovered deterioration of the timber piles that support the 279-foot bridge had progressed faster than anticipated, forcing the closure and resulting in the 3.5 million repair project.

Plans are under way to replace the 120-year-old bridge, which now holds a 3 ton weight limit.

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 “We are happy to announce this opening in time for residents and visitors to have easier access to Manasquan beach during the summer season,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s department of public works and engineering. “We apologize for the inconvenience the closing has caused and thank area residents for their patience.”

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