Construction On Brick’s Midstreams Bridge Ongoing

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BRICK – Work to replace Midstreams Bridge continues. The replacement should be finished by February 2019.

Northbound traffic on the original Midstreams Bridge, which crosses over Beaver Dam Creek, shifted onto the new Midstreams Bridge Aug. 2.

“The traffic switch allows us to begin the demolition of the remainder of the original bridge,” Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, liaison to the county’s Engineering Department, said. “The switch continues to provide the one lane of traffic in the northbound direction while the contractor Midlantic Construction, Barnegat Township, works on the bridge replacement.”

The new bridge will be 111 feet long and 49 feet wide, and include a 40 feet curb-to-curb cart way along with a 6-foot-wide sidewalk on its west side.

The existing bridge—131 feet long, 35 wide—was built in 1962.

“The new bridge will be a safer span for both motorists and pedestrians,” Kelly said.