Wolfe & Kean: S2377, Ciesla) passed both chambers and
was signed by Governor James McGreevey on May 12, 2004 (P.L.
2004, c.15 ) designates this bridge as the September 11th
Memorial Bridge to honor all of the men and women from Monmouth
and Ocean County who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
as a fitting and permanent memorial to their sacrifice.
"This bridge will
now serve as a reminder to all of us to honor the memory of
the people of Monmouth and Ocean counties who died on September
11, 2001,'' added U.S. Senator Jon Corzine.
According to the
bill, the bridge will now also serve as a constant reminder,
both now and for future generations, of America's, and New
Jersey 's spirit and commitment to freedom.
NJDOT has installed
two signs, one on each side of the bridge, officially designating
the Route 70 Bridge over the Manasquan River as the "September
11th Memorial Bridge." The memorial signs are both 4'x8' and
stand on the northbound and southbound right hand shoulders
of the approaches to the bridge. NJDOT was appropriated $2,500
from the General Fund to cover the costs of the appropriate
In addition, NJDOT
has performed various landscaping projects at the site of
these two signs, to further enhance their aesthetic appeal
and to make them more visible to drivers.
NJDOT will soon
begin a project to replace this very same bridge as it is
in need of replacement. The $48 million project is consistent
with Governor McGreevey's "Fix-It-First" initiative; it will
begin in the Fall of 2005 and is scheduled for completion
in late 2007.
require the temporary removal of the memorial signs in order
to prevent their damage. The memorial signs will be incorporated
into the final design and the contractor will place them in
a very similar fashion after construction of the new bridge.