The Seaside Heights Fire Department has officially declared the Mathis Bridge an unsafe structure.

According to the fire department, structure damage to the bridge caused this declaration. There is still no access to Seaside.

Currently, the Tunney Bridge is being used by emergency personnel. The thought is that once residents are permitted back to Seaside that the Tunney will take two-way traffic.

It is unknown has badly the Mathis Bridge has been damaged and the extent of the repairs. More word from the Seaside Heights Fire Department is forthcoming.