Monmouth County bridge closes for repairs

The Route 71-Main Street Bridge that connects Belmar and Avon-By-The-Sea over the Shark River has closed for repairs.The state Department of Transportation says it will

EDISON - The Route 71-Main Street Bridge that connects Belmar and Avon-By-The-Sea over the Shark River has closed for repairs.

The state Department of Transportation says it will work to replace the mechanical and electrical systems of the drawbridge. The project is expected to take about seven months.

All traffic is being diverted to Route 35 and Ocean Avenue.

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