MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The six month project to replace the Mill Road Bridge in Morris Township is scheduled to begin today, Monday February 10, 2020. The project is needed to replace severe rusting of the beam and section loss. The single span steel beam structure is 30 feet long with a 38 foot wide deck, said county officials
The bridge was originally built in 1957 and carries approximately 5,000 vehicles daily.
“This is part of the Board of Freeholders’ ongoing coordinated plan to address our county’s infrastructure needs, to make sure our bridges and roads are properly maintained,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Stephen Shaw. “We know there will be some short-term inconvenience to our residents but the new bridge will meet current safety standards and last for many decades to come.’’
The proposed replacement structure will consist of reinforced concrete foundations supporting pre-stressed concrete beams, with a reinforced concrete deck, said officials. The bridge will have stone faced reinforced concrete parapets, plus sidewalks and stained guide rails along the approaches, they said.
The heavily traveled bridge will require detours to Lake Valley Road, Lake Road and Burnham Road to Hanover Avenue.
Other county projects include the Waterloo Bridge, The East Blackwell Street Bridge and the Chestnut Terrace Bridge.
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