01 Mar 11
Work starts on Hackensack River refurb
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced the start of a project to rehabilitate the Route 3 bridges over the Hackensack River in the eastern USA.
The US$17.6 million scheme covers two individual, structurally deficient bridges carrying eastbound and westbound traffic over the river.
NJDOT will completely replace the Route 3 westbound bridge deck and perform concrete repairs on the substructure. Work on the Route 3 eastbound bridge will include repairs to the concrete substructure and steel truss. Beaver Concrete Construction will carry out the project, which is scheduled for completion in winter 2012.
The eastbound bridge was built in the 1930s and modified in 1964 while the westbound bridge was built in 1963. Each carries three main lanes of traffic as well as an auxiliary lane for entry and exit.
“Rehabilitating these heavily travelled Route 3 bridges over the Hackensack River is a cost-effective safety measure that will keep these bridges active and in service for years to come," said NJDOT commissioner Jim Simpson.