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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.

Mamma Mia October 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
well not if the police can't get there to see it they can't!
read bull October 30, 2012 at 12:58 AM
How does a house hit a bridge???
Dave Frank October 30, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Floated away ..been happening across the map!!! Be careful..i can see one house takin down a whole bridge
Dave Frank October 30, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Greg Kiamie October 30, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Its irrespornsible to make such a report without something to base it on.
dainty October 30, 2012 at 01:06 AM
The not denying it a bad thing! Hope everyone ok. WInds are picking up! xo
bths06 October 30, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Been on APP.com was confirmed by county officals
shorecorruption October 30, 2012 at 01:13 AM
No way, unless it was the White House.
dainty October 30, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Josh W October 30, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Now APP saying report was wrong, bridge operational.
Kathy Trapanotto October 30, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Thought it might be the house next to the bridge that they renovated.
Jennifer Messina October 30, 2012 at 01:48 AM
since my email subject said a house did not strike the bride and the actual report says it's not confirmed or denied, um, what the heck is going on???? don't send out stuff that isn't confirmed. as journalists, you should know better.
Mr. ? October 30, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Our worst enemies...and its not the hurricane!
John doe October 30, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The bridge is STILL there. A house is on top of the bridge and another house floating around in the water. Theirs pieces of house basically flying around out there. The bridge is still in tact, ocean county personel just can't get on to the bridge
Mr. ? October 30, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I don't think any of us can comprehend the devastation of this storm...and only a cat 1 hurricane. We have been warned of this for many, many years. When our Gov Christie takes his Helio flight tomorrow and the media gets out there, no one will believe what has happened! Insurance? Oh boy, in this state...we all better leave now!
Charles Catogge October 30, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Heard there were fires to some houses Anyone no what area ?????
Dana October 30, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Can anybody confirm nuclear power plant on fire
Adam Hochron (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Hi Dana. According to the most recent story I could find it's not on fire. Here's what the Lacey Patch has http://lacey.patch.com/articles/oyster-creek-personnel-prepared-for-sandy
Daniel Nee (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 03:08 AM
We're hearing Camp Osborn.
HeatherJMN October 30, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Wishing you all safety, minimal damage, no injuries or worse, and a good night's sleep soon. I left Tom's River 45 years ago (dad was Navy stationed at Lakehurst) as a little girl and TR hosts my first memories. Always proud to say I lived there (Go West Dover Elementary!). Stay safe. xoxoxo Heather in So. California
Concerned Taxpayer October 30, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Anyone have any pictures or news of the Sunshine Harbor area, especially around East Drive? Had to evacuate and left boat tied up at the dock. :-(
Kathy Acquaviva October 30, 2012 at 07:42 AM
I usually don't have waterfront property. I am across from the METEDECONK river. Iris now five feet from from my door.
F SANDY October 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Well it actually came through my door as i hurried to hop in my truck and drive to safety....tried to get back to the Baywood section at 6am, and it was still too flooded for rescue dump trucks to go in
Robert Johnson October 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Any body know of the condition of the Metedeconk section of Brick? Princeton ave by Comestock Marina?
garye904 October 30, 2012 at 06:46 PM
any updates to Mantoloking area rt35 homes, nothing in news everything PPB and SSH wth!
DOUG October 30, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Joan Calhoun October 30, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Anyone have a news in the South Mantoloking beach area?
Linda Siegfried October 31, 2012 at 09:30 PM
never was it said in destroyed bridge! Might have damaged it! obviously u have no brains if you think it can't be damaged by a house during a massive storm/hurricane!!
Linda Siegfried October 31, 2012 at 09:31 PM
and how can they verify it when they can't get to the part that is under water due to the ocean meeting the bay!!!
Linda Siegfried October 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM
saw arieal view, Manaloking/Brick. The approx 5 houses left on the beach that i saw were on fire!


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