Mantoloking Bridge Apparently Not Damaged, But Closed for Inspection and Debris Cleanup
Police call report that house struck bridge an "area of interest"
A house near Barnegat Bay in Mantoloking dislodged from its foundation but apparently caused no significant damage to the Mantoloking Bridge after it reportedly struck the span, police said.
Police said they're investigating, but cannot access the barrier island side of the bridge due to flooding caused by the ocean meeting the bay near the span, said Sgt. Keith Reinhard of the Brick Police.
There were confirmed reports of houses and boats that had floated up to the bridge and remain there. One house was apparently situated on top of the span.
The bridge will be closed indefinitely pending an inspection and cleanup.