VIDEO: Opening of Oceanic Bridge, Linking Middletown and Rumson
Officials gather to celebrate the reopening of the landmark bridge on Friday after a seven month closure.
After seven months of repair work and a gathering, replete with speeches and ribbon cutting, the historic Oceanic Bridge did something this morning it hasn’t done all those months — it opened.
Officials, dignitaries and residents of both Rumson and Middletown stood right at the foot of the revamped 98-foot moveable portion of the bridge that serves many surrounding communities as horns sounded and each side of the freshly painted green drawbridge rose, marking the official opening of the span to traffic.
The bridge connects Locust Point, Middletown with the downtown Rumson over the Navesink, and is also popular with pedestrians and cyclists.
Elaine Van Develde contributed to this report.