Rumson, Middletown connector is closed to all vehicle traffic
Oceanic Bridge - AHHerald file photo
At approximately today, power was lost to the bridge while in the upright position. Bridge tenders managed to close the bascule span manually, but because there was no power to lock the pins that secure the bridge, the span had to be closed.
Jersey Central Power & Light has been notified and is responding to restore electric power to the bridge.
Electric power is need to securely lock the bridge in place for the safe passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Motorists should expect delays and should use detours:
, motorists traveling to Red Bank should use Middletown Navesink River Road; motorists traveling to Sea Bright should use Locust Point Roadto Locust Avenueto Navesink Avenueto Route 36.
- ·In Rumson, motorists traveling to Red Bank should use
River Road Eastto Front Street; motorists traveling to Sea Bright should use Bingham Avenue( County Route8A) to Rumson Road(County Route 520) to Ocean Avenue.
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