FLANDERS, NJ - The Flanders-Drakestown Road Bridge in Mount Olive is being replaced beginning the first week of August, closing the span for 120 days, announced officials. The bridge has extensive deterioration of the bridge’s arches, with bulging, leaning, cracking and delamination (or failure of the composite materials) of the spandrel walls.
The project will result in a new structure will be a two-span, precast concrete arch bridge, with cast-in-place approach slabs and 30 feet curb-to-curb width. The existing stone masonry and capstones will be reused on the new bridge.
The bridge, built in 1900, has a daily traffic flow of about 950 vehicles. Detours will take traffic to Route 46, Naughright Road, Bartley-Drakestown Road, and to River Road.