The county recently approved plans to reconstruct the R-27 bridge on Fourth Street over Waackaack Creek, linking Hazlet and Keansburg.
At the Sept. 24 Freeholder meeting, the county announced Marbro, Inc. beat out 9 bidders to do the job for $2,791,117. (Res.#: 2020-0732)
The bridge was originally constructed in 1945 by Freibott Brothers and underwent changes in 1966.
It is a common bridge with uncommon views of the creek, a Raritan Bay tributary with its own ecology. The Waackaack is a home for both freshwater and saltwater plants and a diversity of wildlife including turtles, frogs, fish, and waterfowl.