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Mercer County cuts ribbon to reopen Rabbit Hill Road bridge in West Windsor
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TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh celebrated the official reopening of Rabbit Hill Road Bridge in West Windsor Township at a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 8 at the bridge.
The officials were joined by Mercer County Freeholder John Cimino, Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Director Aaron T. Watson, County Engineer Gregory Sandusky and Township Engineer Francis A. Guzik. Rabbit Hill Road Bridge in West Windsor Township crosses the Big Bear Brook.
Hughes thanked Mayor Hsueh, and praised the township and its engineering department for their cooperative relationship with the county.
Officially known as Bridge #762.6 on Rabbit Hill Road, the bridge is located 0.18 miles north of the intersection County Route 571 and Rabbit Hill Road.
The original single-span bridge, built in 1963, was 37 feet long, with simply supported, pre-stressed concrete adjacent voided slab beams and was deemed structurally deficient, with a sufficiency rating of 29.4 out of 100. The new structure will support two 12-foot-ide travel lanes, two 6-foot-wide shoulders, and a concrete sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge. The overall length of the new structure is approximately 35 feet 7 inches. The new bridge consists of pre-stressed concrete beams on driven timber pile supporting cast-in-place reinforced concrete abutments and wing-walls.
The Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the award of bid to the Colonnelli Brothers on Aug. 18, 2011. The cost of the project was $1,288,050.60 and was funded through the New Jersey Department of Transportation Division of Local Aid funds.