Officials: Bridge linking Avon-by-the-Sea and Belmar to close for repairs

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(AP) - Officials say a bridge that links two towns on the New Jersey shore is expected to close for several months of emergency repairs.

Monmouth County officials say the Ocean Avenue Bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians after the contract is awarded in the next two weeks. Limited marine traffic will still be able to pass under the bridge that connects Avon-by-the-Sea and Belmar.

Inspectors say the steel pinions that support the bridge where it opens and closes have deteriorated and need to be repaired. The bridge is expected to be fully operational by mid-May.

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