Here is Frankie Valli's hit single "My Eyes Adored You." Listen to how he correctly pronounces "Barnegat Bridge and Bay" in the first verse. He is clearly a Jersey boy:
Now listen to Barry Manilow's cover of the song. He totally mispronounces "Barnegat." ("Barnegot"?--come on!) As a Jersey guy who has spent a lot of time crossing the modern version of this bridge, I take offense to this. :-)
And yes, I do occasionally listen to Valli and Manilow. Do not judge me!