BRIDGES HEAD IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS

dscf22331101091Vehicles arriving onto the Sea Bright peninsula via the partially completed Route 36 bridge from Highlands over the weekend. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Call it a tale of two bridges.

Over the Shrewsbury River, there’s progress. And not too far southwest, spanning the Navesink, there’s regression.

Not only can motorists see advances made on the new Route 36 bridge linking Sea Bright and Highlands, they can start taking advantage of the work from nearly two years of construction of the 65-foot high structure. A portion of the bridge opened to travelers on Friday.

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