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In April of this year, county and local officials joined residents of Wharton Borough, New Jersey for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of a 1,100-ft extension of Wharton’s North Main Street. The extension was dubbed “Chegwidden Way” in honor of the first person to drive on it…
October 05, 2021
The U.S. faces an unprecedented challenge in maintaining and rehabilitating its aging transportation infrastructure. Agencies in every state are looking for innovative ways to extend the life span of the existing bridges and maximize the efficiency of their limited budgets. The recently completed…
May 05, 2021
This one was a long time coming. It took years of tireless work by officials in Monmouth County, New Jersey—securing project funding, negotiating with various state entities, navigating complex permitting processes—but in 2017, work at last got underway to widen and rebuild the county’s busiest and…
March 04, 2021
Motorists traversing Route 90 in New Jersey on their way to Pennsylvania over the Delaware River would cross the nearly 45-year-old Betsy Ross Bridge to make the journey. The continuous steel truss bridge connects Pennsauken, New Jersey to Philadelphia on the other side of the river. According to…
February 03, 2021
Use of ultra-high performance concrete on the Commodore Barry Bridge
Use of ultra-high performance concrete on the Commodore Barry Bridge
Transportation agencies seeking effective asset preservation and rehabilitation strategies may want to monitor a demonstration project underway on the East Coast, where the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is executing the country’s largest bridge deck overlay application of ultra-high…
October 26, 2020
Roadway work zone planning and installation standards are well-defined. But managing work zone access requests from multiple contractors and roadway maintenance departments simultaneously is a tedious, manual process for most transportation agencies. The responsibility often rests on the shoulders…
July 14, 2020
A Washington Street intersection after construction, featuring new signals, curb extensions, and bike lanes.
A Washington Street intersection after construction, featuring new signals, curb extensions, and bike lanes. All images: T&M Associates
For more than a century, the bustling thoroughfare known as Washington Street has cut a path through the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, on the banks of the Hudson River. In 1846, the first organized baseball game was played at Hoboken’s Elysian Fields; today, a painted baseball diamond at the 11th…
March 19, 2020
NO. 1 BRIDGE: Bayonne Bridge
The Bayonne Bridge project provided nearly 1,500 jobs annually throughout construction, an estimated $380 million in wages and $1.6 billion in economic impact for the region.
Everybody loves a big-ticket bridge build. Even folks who have no real appreciation for structural engineering or the complex geometry at play in the design and erection of a bridge can still find some measure of wonder and awe at the sight of such an undertaking. For those of us close enough to…
November 05, 2019
Located just west of the I-280/Route 21 Interchange and north of the Newark Broad Street Train Station, the Plume House sits as one of the oldest buildings in Newark, New Jersey. Serving as rectory for the House of Prayer Episcopal Church, the Plume House—constructed in the early 18th century—is…
October 02, 2019
With more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. identified in a recent survey as in critical need of repairs, government leaders nationwide are scrambling to find and allocate funds. However, a recent report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) delivers troubling news.…
June 12, 2019
The sliver widening required new temporary steel beams to support a cast-in-place concrete deck extension
The sliver widening required new temporary steel beams to support a cast-in-place concrete deck extension. In addition, several temporary hydraulic supports provided support for portions of the existing superstructure that had to remain in service during Stage 1.
Interchange 14A, located along the Hudson County Extension, has earned its reputation as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s (NJTA) most problematic northern interchange. It had become notorious for congestion and causing adverse impacts to traveler mobility. This interchange provides access to the…
June 07, 2019
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