Mercer Cty. Announces Reopening of Rt. 518 Bridge to Hopewell for July 12

Posted on July 11, 2019

According to the Mercer County, New Jersey Government Facebook page on 7/10/19:

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced that the 2-bridge project on Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road (County Route 518) will be finished by close of business Friday, July 12 — 27 days ahead of schedule and on budget. Thank you to all the businesses and residents who offered solutions to speed up the project, and thank you to our contractor who helped make it happen. Here is the rest of the story:

Officially known as Bridge Nos. 252.2 and 252.8 on Hopewell – Rocky Hill Road, the structures traverse Branch of Bedens Brook located in Hopewell Township.

The existing bridge structures carrying Hopewell – Rocky Hill Road over Branch of Bedens Brook were single span, simply supported, concrete encased steel multi-beam structures on full height concrete abutments which were supported on spread footings.

The replacement structure, MC#252.2, consists of a single span, precast reinforced concrete adjacent beam superstructure with full-height precast concrete abutments and precast concrete spread footings. The adjacent structure, MC#252.8, consists of a single span, precast concrete three sided rigid frame structure supported on precast concrete spread footings. Both structures will support a 38′-0″ wide cartway and a 5′-0″ wide sidewalk along the north side. The proposed cross section will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes, two 7-foot shoulders and steel 4-bar bridge railings installed along both sides.

Midlantic Construction LLC of Barnegat, NJ 08005 was the successful low bidder at $2,016,962.82. The contract was awarded on January 24, 2019.

Source: Mercer County