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.
“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.