The good news is that the county has announced that demolition and replacement of the Hillside Ave Bridge over Toney’s Brook in Glen Ridge (just south of Bloomfield Ave) will begin on November 15. The bridge suffered a partial collapse earlier in the year, and really has been on its “last pillars” fo a while.

The bad news is that Hillside Ave will be closed from Bloomfield Ave south to Snowden Pl until August, 2005. At least after waiting nine months for this baby, you won’t have to put it through college in 2023.