MANASQUAN — The county will not seek to change the open and close schedule of the Glimmer Glass Bridge following a May 7 meeting with local boaters and residents.
The goal of the meeting, hosted by the Monmouth County Division of Engineering in the borough’s Fourth Avenue parking lot, was to explain the county’s proposed schedule for the bridge and hear feedback from attendees.
“The meeting held on Friday, May 7 with boaters in the area was to review the possibility of changing the current U.S. Coast Guard opening schedule of the bridge but due to safety concerns discussed during the meeting, the county has decided they will not change the opening schedule for the Glimmer Glass Bridge,” Monmouth County Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone told The Coast Star in an email.
Currently the Glimmer Glass Bridge opens on demand, 24/7, in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Mr. Arnone explained. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the bridge continues to open on demand; however, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. the bridge also opens on the hour and half hour if vessels are waiting to pass.
The schedule that was proposed would have the bridge open/close on the hour and half hour Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., from Memorial Day to Labor Day; and open/close only on the hour for vessels waiting to pass through Fridays through Sundays and holidays during the same time frame.
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