TRENTON, N.J.—The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has started the replacement of the bridge on Tattletown Road over Doctors Creek in Hamilton Township. The bridge is located four-tenths of a mile south of Yardville-Allentown Road (County Route 524).
The existing bridge was considered structurally deficient with a sufficiency rating of 43.3 on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best.
Work on the project began on Nov. 6, 2013, and is anticipated to be completed in 180 calendar days, weather permitting. The contractor has installed signs informing drivers that Tattletown Road will be closed to through traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project. The detour route for this project is Old York Road to Broad Street to Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road to Yardville-Allentown Road to Tattletown Road and reverse for the other direction.
The existing structure was a single span, concrete pre-stressed box beams supported on concrete abutments. The replacement structure will be a single span, pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete box beam bridge on cast-in-place abutments supported on spread footings. The new bridge will have two lanes, two shoulders, one sidewalk and concrete bridge railing. Cast-in-place concrete approach slabs will be constructed.
Lucas Brothers of Morganville was the successful low bidder at $1,519,105. The contract was awarded on Sept. 12, 2013.
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