Middletown Township

Oceanic Bridge Closed Due to Nor'Easter Damage

posted: December 28, 2012

As a result of the nor’easter on Wednesday, Dec. 26,, the approach to the Oceanic Bridge from Navesink River Road is closed. All vehicle and pedestrian access to the Oceanic Bridge is prohibited. Marine access continues, according to the Monmouth County Public Information Office.

The embankment, or slope, on the approach to the Oceanic Bridge gave way and deposited soil and brush in the roadway. An assessment of the damage has been completed and the short-term repair work to stabilize the existing material on the slope is being worked on now. Upon completion, vehicular access to the bridge can resume. Long-term plans and work will further secure the slope and be completed at a future date.

As a result of the storm, there were also temporary local road and bridge closures due to flooding and high water levels on both county and local roads.