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Posted Friday, November 9th, 2018

Lightly Used Hacklebarney Road Bridge Work Will be Closed for About Three Months

Bridge repairs are set to start over the next two weeks on the lightly used Hacklebarney Road Bridge, which crosses the Black River in a picturesque section of Washington Township.

Washington Twp. Bridge Repairs to Start as Soon as Next Week

Officially known as County Bridge No. 1401-250, it is a double-barrel, stone-masonry-arch structure that dates to 1900, and is showing signs of deterioration.

The bridge is 37-feet long, has a deck width of 24 feet, and carries an average of 140 vehicles each day.

According to county engineers, the bridge arch “has large voids and is bulging, and the northeast wing wall is rotating.’’

The contractor for this county funded project is Reivax Contracting Corp. of Newark. The bid price for the project is $427,234.

Repair work is expected to take about three months, during which the bridge will be completely closed. Detours will be set up and signed for motorists.