NJDOT contracted PKF to replace the 80-year-old Raccoon Creek lift bridge with a higher bridge that would not require opening for taller vessels. The Contract includes a mile of Route 130 reconstruction for the approaches to the bridge and a four-span steel girder bridge that will be approximately 20 feet higher than the current lift bridge.
Constructed in two stages, the first stage consists of constructing half of the new bridge just north of the existing bridge. The second stage will place Route 130 traffic onto the new bridge while the existing bridge is demolished and the southern half of the new bridge constructed. The approach roadway will be reconstructed with 50,000 CY of excavation, 15,000 CY of lightweight backfill, column supported ground improvement systems, a new precast concrete culvert, four MSE panel walls, and a new drainage system.
Highlights: 50,000 CY of excavation; 15,000 CY of lightweight backfill; 60,000 SF of MSE walls; Columnar ground improvement system; Steel girder bridge spans