HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that the bridge on Church Street over Doctors Creek in Hamilton Township was reopened to the motoring public with the project coming in under budget. Officially known as Bridge No. 672.2 on Church Street, the structure traverses Doctors Creek in the Groveville neighborhood of Hamilton Township.
Rehabilitation work on the bridge began in March 2020 under the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.The old bridge carrying Church Street over Doctors Creek was a concrete-encased steel stringer bridge. The structure was considered structurally deficient due to poor condition of the substructure.
The reconstructed bridge consists of a reinforced concrete substructure on top of steel piles. The superstructure consists of steel stringers and a composite concrete deck with a protective deck overlay. The structure supports a 32-foot-wide cart way and two five-foot-wide sidewalks. The reinforced concrete railings aesthetically mimic the craftsmanship of the original structure built in 1929. The cross section at the bridge consists of two 12-foot travel lanes and two four-foot shoulders.
Marbro Inc. of Montclair was awarded the contract in February as the successful low bidder at $4,921,117.
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