Oceanic Bridge Open to Traffic!
Weight Restriction Lifted
The Oceanic Bridge (S-31) spanning the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown has reopened ahead of schedule and prior to Memorial Day Weekend.
The opening follows completion of extensive work to rehabilitate the bridge’s 100-foot, center bascule span, allowing motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to resume normal use of the bridge.
The mayors of Rumson and Middletown said they were pleased to have the bridge open, and they commended the freeholders on the work that was done.
“This is a perfect example of government efficiency and great leadership,” Middletown Mayor Anthony P. Fiore said. “I thank the freeholders and Sen. Kyrillos for realizing the importance this bridge has to the economic vitality of the region.”
“Today (May 18) is the exact day the freeholders told us back in October that the bridge would be opening,” Rumson Mayor John E. Ekdahl said. “We thank the freeholders for holding to that date. I encourage all of you to patronize the businesses on both sides of the bridge that we all love so much.”