Rewind to Rumson Mayor, Oceanic Bridge Reopening

Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl gives a speech at the 2012 opening of the Oceanic Bridge. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl gives a speech at the 2012 opening of the Oceanic Bridge.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl takes a tour of the gatekeeper's quarters of the Oceanic Bridge in 2012. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl takes a tour of the gatekeeper’s quarters of the Oceanic Bridge in 2012.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

Yes, the Oceanic Bridge is going to need some new imminent, unexpected repairs.

And, yes, that means the bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic for about three weeks, from the day after Memorial Day to June 12, Monmouth County officials have announced.

The much-needed complete replacement of the historic bridge is slated to happen within the next 10 years.

But, about this time three years ago, in 2012, major repairs thought to have taken care of safe travel for the interim, were completed.

The bridge, after being completely closed for a time, reopened to much fanfare.

Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl was up close for the official reopening of the drawbridge section. And he got a tour of the gatekeeper’s quarters.

So, the Retro Pic of the Day takes a look back on that day.

 

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