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Shrewsbury River Waterway Navigational Channel September 2024 – May 2025 Channel Closures

In September 2024, the Contractor will begin installation of the new drawbridge spans. This work requires temporary full and partial closures of the navigational channel.

The existing bridge roadway will continue to be open to vehicles and pedestrians.

During full channel closures, a barge will be blocking the channel, and it will be closed to all marine vessels from 6:00 A.M. Monday through 6:00 P.M. Friday. There will be no bridge openings in this period.

During partial closures, the channel width will be reduced by half, from 75 feet to 37.5 feet, as bridge work occurs on either side of the river. The bridge operator will instruct vessels, as is currently done, when there are scheduled bridge openings during partial closure periods.

The anticipated channel closure schedule is as follows:

Please note - any changes to the above schedule will be posted to the Travel Advisory page of the project website at

After the new bridge is open to vehicles and pedestrians in 2025, the old bridge will be demolished. The access trestles to the south side of the bridge will be removed and temporary access trestles will be constructed to the north for removal of the old bridge. Additional information will be provided in the future to inform mariners, boaters and the public.

To sign up for the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge S-32 Replacement project email list, go to the Contact Us section of the project website (

Questions or comments can be submitted to:

• Monmouth County Project Manager by e-mail to or by selecting the Contact Us tab on the project website (,


• U.S. Coast Guard via e-mail to

To access the U.S. Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners, click Useful Links at the upper right corner of the project website home page (

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during the construction phase of this important bridge replacement.

Contact Information

Michael Ruggiero, P.E.

County Project Manager Monmouth

Monmouth County Division of Engineering

Hall of Records Annex, 1 East Main Street

Freehold, NJ 07728


Joseph M. Ettore, P.E.

County Engineer

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