Friday, February 15, 2013
Completion of safety upgrades led to bridge opening ahead of schedule.
The bridge that connects Sea Bright and Rumson reopened to all vehicle traffic on Friday at 11 a.m., according to Monmouth County spokesperson Laura Kirkpatrick. Safety upgrades were completed ahead of schedule, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said in a statement on the county's Web site.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The bridge replacement could be a decade away, county officials stress
It could be as far as a decade away, yet the prospect of replacing the ailing 62-year-old Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge has people poised for and bucking some of the changes it may bring. Area residents were out in force last week at the Rumson public forum at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on the years-away project now in what's been deemed its conceptual development phase. A preferred plan out of roughly a dozen drafts has surfaced. It's a melding of what were deemed the top two proposals at a meeting of stakeholders in June. The plan would, essentially, call for a realigned similarly designed drawbridge with four lanes rather than the existing two, increased and beautified walking paths and islands, a cul-de-sac, a smaller park (or …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The schedule has been revised to keep the bridge open on weekends.
The official word is out on the schedule of the pending Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge closure. After review of the potential ill effects of Hurricane Sandy-recovering Sea Bright and myriad public objections raised, Monmouth County officials have revised the closure schedule for the upgrade the safety systems on the bridge, closing it on weekdays starting Jan. 28, but reopening it to accommodate weekend traffic, a county release said. “At the request of local businesses and the governing body, the county will has modified the closure schedule,” said freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the county’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “It is important that businesses that are open get the support that they need; however, it …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Bridge replacement designs will be discussed in an afternoon and evening session.
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Wednesday, January 23
Two public forums on the plans for the future of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge over the Shrewsbury River (Monmouth County Bridge S-32) will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23. An afternoon session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Sea Bright Municipal Building at 1167 Ocean Ave in Sea Bright. A second public forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Media Room of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School at 74 Ridge Rd. in Rumson. Both events will be conducted in an “open house” format where display boards will provide specific information about the bridge replacement design, lighting, traffic, and other improvements at the eastern terminus of Rumson Road (County Route 520). Residents of Sea Bright and Rumson, local …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Groups gathered to learn and offer input on plans for a replacement.
The stage is set to move forward with a revamp or replacement of the 60-year-old failing Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge; but, plans are only conceptual proposals at this point and a price tag on the project is far from being set. If all goes according to plan, though, needs could be assessed and pinpointed, estimates generated and federal funds freed for construction to start in 2016. Technically, the project is in what has been dubbed the concept development phase. As part of that phase, stakeholders sat down with state and county officials, architects, environmentalists and engineers at Holy Cross School in Rumson on Tuesday to gauge “draft concept” preferences from 10 different options. It was the second of such meetings. A third is slated …