Press Release – Legislation designating the State Highway Route 35 bridge between Brielle and Point Pleasant Beach as the “Veterans of All Wars Memorial Bridge” was signed into law today by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno at the American Legion in Brick Township.
The bill, S-1027/A-3758, is sponsored by 10th District Legislators Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin to honor the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces.
“The brave men and women who fought for our freedom should be remembered for their heroism and sacrifices they endured for our country. Just as this bridge has weathered storms and served the Jersey Shore community so have our American soldiers who braved hardships and served the nation. It now stands as a testament to their courage and resilience,” the legislators said.
The bridge was designated as the “Veterans of All Wars Memorial Bridge” in 1951, but the resolution expired that same year. This bill makes the designation permanent.
Under the measure, the Department of Transportation is authorized to receive private funds for paying the costs associated with producing, purchasing, erecting, and maintaining signage.