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Should the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Be Replaced?

There will be two meetings held today to discuss the future of the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge.

Do you think the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge is due for a replacement? The county is looking for your opinion.

Today, residents are invited to attend one of two meetings scheduled to discuss the future of the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge.

“These meetings are part of a local concept development study,” said county Engineer Joseph Ettore. “This is the beginning of a detailed process to determine if the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge should be rehabilitated, replaced or kept as is.”

On Monday, Feb. 27, Monmouth County will hold two public meetings about the status of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge (S-32) over the Shrewsbury River between Rumson and Sea Bright:

  • A daytime meeting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sea Bright Municipal Building public meeting room at 1167 Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright. A brief presentation will be held at 2 p.m.
  • An evening meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the public meeting room at 80 E. River Rd. in Rumson. A brief presentation will be held at 7 p.m.

“The bridge that connects Sea Bright and Rumson is being evaluated for possible rehabilitation or replacement,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “Citizen participation at these meetings will be helpful in developing a detailed evaluation of this bridge and allow the county to outline the options under consideration.”

Both meetings will be conducted in an “open house” format where display boards will provide information about the current bridge. Representatives from the Monmouth County Division of Engineering will be on hand to answer questions and to explain the evaluation process to residents, local officials and the business community. 

Written comments about the project will be accepted through March 28, 2012 for those unable to attend the meetings.

Comments should be sent by email to engineer@co.monmouth.nj.us, by fax to 732-431-7765 or by mail to Inkyung Englehart, Project Coordinator, Monmouth County Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering, Hall of Records Annex, 1 East Main St, 3rd Floor, Freehold, NJ  07728.

A downloadable comment form and project information is posted on the Public Works and Engineering section of the county Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com.

Monmouth County is holding these meetings in cooperation with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The meetings are being conducted in conformance with federal and state regulations.

Shannon K. Winning February 22, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Hoping the span is too short to accommodate a fixed bridge. I would be sad to see the drawbridge go as it did in Highlands.

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