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Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County will remain closed for Memorial Day weekend

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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Many people heading down to the beaches for Memorial Day weekend will eventually end up in Belmar – however, the Route 71 Draw Bridge over the Shark River in Monmouth County will not reopen this weekend for commuter traffic. Officials were looking to get the bridge back up and running by the holiday but that’s been pushed back a week. The closure of the bridge has had a serious impact on local shops and restaurants in Belmar and in Avon-By-The-Sea where business is down in some spots more than 25%...

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