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Year-Long Replacement of Midstreams Bridge to Start This Fall

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A vehicle traverses the Midstreams Bridge in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A vehicle traverses the Midstreams Bridge in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ocean County officials have awarded a multi-million dollar contract that includes the replacement of the Midstreams Bridge in Brick, which is expected to take a year to complete.

Midlantic Construction, of Barnegat Township, will complete the $4,661,443 job of replacing the current, 55-year-old span that carries traffic along Jordan-Midstreams Road across Beaver Dam Creek. The current bridge, built in 1962, is a 131-foot long, 35-foot wide structure consisting of adjacent precast concrete slab beams supported on concrete pile caps founded on timber piles with timber bulkheading.

The new bridge will be an 111-foot-long long steel and concrete construcn, said Freeholder John P. Kelly, Director of Law and Public Safety. The 49-foot wide bridge will include a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side.

A vehicle traverses the Midstreams Bridge in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A vehicle traverses the Midstreams Bridge in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
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“This new modern bridge is designed to last between 70 and 80 years,” said Kelly.

According to county engineering officials, the existing timber piles and timber bulkhead substructure show signs of “advanced deterioration” while the existing concrete pile caps exhibit delamination and moderate section loss.

Work will be staged, allowing a single lane for northbound traffic throughout the construction, which will begin this fall, according to officials. An exact start date has yet to be announced.

 


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  • gin

    Really?over 4 1/2 million dollars!!!

  • gin

    You must be the one in charge of replacing it

  • Nan

    When can all of Brick expect Open Public Meetings to not only inform us of the work effort but to get input from the public who frequently know better than elected officials? A major effort should be expended so as not to have the awful fiasco that X91 interchange was from start to finish.

    God Help US, God help the USA and please America Bless God.

  • Let’s Roll

    How much to build a wall, a big beautiful wall, between Brick and Lakewood?