MANASQUAN – Repairs on the Glimmer Glass Bridge are scheduled to start in December, as the new bridge motor and gearbox are anticipated to arrive early in the month.
The bridge was forced to close on October 3 due to the existing bridge motor and gearbox being broken.
“The Glimmer Glass Bridge has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic since early October due to mechanical failure, which needed to be thoroughly investigated for the safety of our residents and visitors,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The new motor and gearbox are anticipated to arrive at the beginning of December and repairs are expected to begin upon arrival. The County has been working diligently to conduct an in-depth investigation of the bridge failure and plans on having the bridge fully functional by mid-December.”
Currently, the bridge is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic but operates normally for marine traffic.
In total, the County maintains approximately 1,000 lane miles of roads, 924 bridges and culverts and 239 traffic signals and beacons.