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Midstreams Bridge Will Close in BOTH Directions Wednesday

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The new portion of the Midstreams bridge in Brick opens to traffic, Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The new portion of the Midstreams bridge in Brick opens to traffic, Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick police said Monday that the Midstreams Bridge, undergoing a long-term reconstruction project, will be closed in both directions for a period of time on Wednesday.

The bridge will be closed in both directions Wednesday, Nov. 28 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Please follow detours,” an announcement said.

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Crews are currently working on replacing the second half of the bridge, which was built 1962. Traffic is normally allowed in the northbound direction over the portion that has been completed.

The bridge replacement work is expected to be completed by February 2019, according to county officials, who are leading the project. The county decided last year to replace the aging span with a new, wider bridge that will include pedestrian and bicycle lanes. Shortly after construction began in the fall of 2017, it was discovered that there was a major structural issue – namely that the bridge was only being anchored by its own weight rather than an engineered supports.

Once completed, the new bridge will be a 111 foot-long single span structure consisting of adjacent precast and prestressed concrete box beams, supported on full height reinforced concrete abutments, founded on cast-in-place steel pipe piles and concrete footings.

Midlantic Construction, of Barnegat Township, was award the contract to complete the $4,661,443 job.